WWF-Malaysia calls on public to observe Earth Hour on March 28

Lightbulb. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, Feb 13: World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) Sarawak head of conservation, Dr Jason Hon urges the public to join people around the world in taking part and observing the Earth Hour event, which falls on March 28 this year.

Hon in a press statement today revealed the event will be observed between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, and participants can play their part by turning off non-essential lights.

“Although the one-hour observation during Earth Hour is only a symbolic event, it is hoped that it would inspire people to take initiatives beyond the 60 minutes and continue to voice out their concerns about nature, and put words into impactful actions.

“Small actions like drawing wildlife-related artwork can be used as an awareness tool to spread conservation messages and lend a hand to Mother Nature,” he added.

Hon also noted that the year 2020 can be a super year for biodiversity as it is the time to highlight the importance of global biodiversity and to work together to halt further loss of forests and wildlife.

“All wild animal and plant species are part of the biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to nature,” he added. — DayakDaily