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HISTORY

The idea to set up Sabah Nature Club (SNC) began with advisory meetings with Education Department, Forestry Department, State Museum, Sabah Parks, Ministry of Tourism & Environmental Development and SEPA;

To get it started, the SNC scheme was jointly undertaken with Education Department as an extra curricular activity to get the involvement of school heads, teachers and students;

It is also being acknowledged as among notable clubs in carrying out conservation projects in Sabah by the then president of WWF Malaysia, Tan Sri Khir Johari;

On October 7 1988, SNC the first of its kind for Sabah and within Malaysia as a whole was officially launched by the Sabah Chief Minister;

SNC incorporation is under the Trustees of Yayasan Sabah and operating under the Conservation & Environmental Management Division (C&EMD), Yayasan Sabah Group.

Member of Public Awareness Component − Bornean Biodiversity & Ecosystem Conservation (BBEC)

Signed Memorandum of Understanding with 32 agencies as a member of Sabah Environmental Education Networking (SEEN)

Has established a network with “Pengamal Alam Sekitar Kebangsaan” (Malaysia Nature Society and Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) and international Japanese Jungle School Program(JJSP)

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote interest and knowledge about wildlife, forest and the environment among the youths in Sabah;


  • To foster efforts in protecting and preserving the flora and fauna and the state is natural heritage;


  • To increase awareness of the economic, cultural, scientific and aesthetic values of Sabah’s flora and fauna;


  • To provide opportunities to acquire essential attitudes, values and skills needed to protect and improve the existing natural environment.


MISSION

To implement and enhance environmental education activities in Sabah

VISION

An environmentally responsible society through effective environmental education

AWARDS

  • Best Decorative Exhibitor Malaysian Environmental Week KK, 1995.
  • Outstanding Environmental friendly Government Organization, 2003