LANGKAWI – The Kilim Karst Geopark, one of the three geosite attractions on this legendary island, today underwent a mangrove clean-up programme spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Langkawi.
Supported by the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada), Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and several government and private agencies, the programme attracted about 1,000 participants who collected about 20 cubic metres of refuse in and around the park.
Launched by RMN Region 3 commander First Admiral Rosli Yoob, the programme was launched last year by the club as an annual event and an initiative to preserve the environment at the park.
Club president Dr Gerard Lawrence said this year’s programme also signified the recent success achieved by Langkawi in retaining the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) Global Geopark status with a green card rating.
Apart from the mass clean-up, other activities featured in the programme included photography and essay competitions and a public awareness talk on recycling and proper waste disposal. – BERNAMA