Web Forum: GEC's Ecosystem Restoration Journey

In conjunction with 49th World Environment Day 2021, Global Environment Centre (GEC) has organised a web forum entitled “GEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Journey” and it was hosted on Zoom platform, livestreamed on GEC's Facebook page. More than 100 participants attended the web forum including representatives from government, private sector, community and civil society.

The web forum discussed GEC's experience in ecosystem restoration, namely in forests and coastal, peatland as well as river rehabilitation, through multi-stakeholder partnerships, particularly with the local communities.

GEC Director, Mr. Faizal Parish moderated the web forum and featured GEC’s management team as panellists who shared their experience and insights on environmental conservation and restoration according to the respective programmes.

Watch the forum recording.

Download the forum summary and presentations as below:

Introduction: Welcome and Introduction by Mr Faizal Parish, Director of GEC

Presentation 1: Art of Smart Partnership for Sustainable River Management by Dr. K. Kalithasan, Manager of River Care Programme

Presentation 2: Restoring and Managing Peatland Ecosystems by Ms. Serena Lew, Manager of Peatland Programme

Presentation 3: Community-based Mangrove Restoration and Sustainable Livelihood by Mr. Nagarajan Rengasamy, Manager of Forest & Coastal Programme

Presentation 4: Engaging The Public and Corporate Sectors in GEC’s Conservation Work by Ms. Adelaine Tan, Senior Coordinator of Outreach & Partnership Programme


Rebuild natural support system for our planet (The Star, 14 June 2021)

Stop exploitation of critical ecosystems (The Malaysian Reserve, 8 June 2021)

Lack of enforcement causing more environmental damage, says group (Free Malaysia Today, 5 June 2021)

Lack of enforcement causing more environmental damage, says group (Malaysia MSN, 5 June 2021)

Time to take action to mitigate, reverse tide of environmental degradation (New Straits Times, 4 June 2021)