Malaysia: Concern over high-rise projects near Kota Kinabalu wetlands

Sabah Wetland Conservation Society president Zainal Abdul Aucusa said the proposed projects close to the city’s wetland conservation area would affect their bid for international recognition for the wetland that sits on the foothills of Signal Hills. He said the state Government, through City Hall, must ensure that the projects do not affect plans to make KKWC the state’s second Ramsar site. The wetland areas of Lower Kinabatangan-Segama in east coast Sabah is the first Ramsar site in Sabah. Currently, six wetland areas have been listed as Ramsar sites in Malaysia. A Ramsar site is an area marked for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. It derives its name from the Ramsar convention, an international treaty on wetlands adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. Zainal said public support was needed to list KKWC as a Ramsar site. “Residents, especially in L...

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