It’s that time of year again, when the spotlight falls on the wetlands of Kuala Selangor and its resident and migratory birds. Come 20 – 21 October 2018, Pesta Sayap (Festival of Wings) will host a range of activities at Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) highlighting the conservation of wetlands and its inhabitants.
Now in its 13 years running, Pesta Sayap 2018 is themed “Welcoming the birds” – Unifying our voices for bird conservation”. The public, MNS Members, birdwatchers and wetlands warriors are more than welcome to attend this day-long event, with its attendant nature walks and talks, exhibitions about MNS programmes and outreach, and plenty of activities to occupy the young and old alike.
Pesta Sayap Objectives
- To raise awareness on migratory birds and their wetlands habitats.
- To monitor and collect data on resident and migratory birds in the forest and wetlands habitat.
- Outreach to community and the public, especially youths, on being effective environmental stewards.
- To promote KSNP and its surroundings as a potential Ramsar site and Flyway Network Site important for local community
livelihood as well as an ecotourism destination.
Started in 2004, the annual Pesta Sayap was developed to create awareness about the coastal wetlands and welcome the migratory birds that flew along the North Central Selangor Coast from the North. This celebration included the world famous synchronous fireflies and the beautiful mangrove forests and wildlife of Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is Malaysia’s largest, oldest non-government environmental organisation and is the largest membership-based organisation in Malaysia with over 4000 members and 13 branches spread across the country.
We have pioneered conservation in Malaysia for the last seven decades, making a difference through habitat conservation and environmental education. Through the joint efforts of our members, partners and supporters, MNS has become a strong voice for the protection of our country’s natural heritage. We will continue presenting our stand by promoting and ensuring responsible environmental stewardship in this country.
Together with Kuala Selangor Nature Park with the support of Tourism Selangor, we celebrate Festival of Wings to commemorate the flight of birds and the biodiversity of Kuala Selangor Nature Park and hope that this initiative will attract as many visitors as possible to learn and experience the beautiful wonders of our own natural heritage.
For more information, please contact
Malaysian Nature Society
JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan, Bukit Persekutuan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-22879422 General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP)
Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor
Tel: 03-32892294 Email: email@example.com