News & Events
Celebration of the International Day of the Tropics
© TropSc 2020

The Tropics has a population of 3 billion people, 55% of whom are under 5 years old, and covers 40% of the world’s agricultural areas. It also suffers rampant poverty and worsening impacts of climate change. The oceans in the Tropics drive the dynamics of climate change and with global warming the tropical region is expanding into higher latitudes at 50 kilometres per decade. The latter will induce the escalation of tropical diseases into unforeseen regions. Eighty percent of the world’s biodiversity are in the Tropics and yet every year 140 000 square km of tropical rainforests are destroyed. While there are scientific and technological remedies to some of the problems, the Tropics needs solutions that are designed for its challenges while harnessing its values.

Malaysia resides in the Tropics and in the past has led R&D in several fields through many institutes of international repute. She has a great role to play in the future in driving the agenda for the Tropics. This webinar serves to remind Malaysians of our past and current successes as well as to provoke thought on the potential for leadership roles for Malaysia to play. The latter should be seen in the international context of the importance of the Tropics.

For more updates visit : http://www.msa-foundation.org/ or please contact, Varsheta Sellappah at varsheta@akademisains.gov.my

URL : https://bit.ly/2N8DWlQ
QR Code
Scan QR code for mobile experience

Other articles

Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature conservation - nominations now open until 15 July!

22 Jun 2021   •   48 views

FRIM in collaboration with UiTM Perlis Branch will organise a webinar entitled, 'Expert Partnership 1.0: Biodiversity in Perlis' on 16 June 2021

15 Jun 2021   •   153 views

Webinar on Ecological Fiscal Transfer in Malaysia

31 May 2021   •   317 views

Greening Malaysia: 100 Million Trees Campaign Webinar Series

20 May 2021   •   272 views

Malaysia Open Science Platform: Bridging the gap in research ecosystem

20 May 2021   •   247 views
Today, there are less than 200 Malayan tigers left in our country.
#SaveOurMalayanTiger. Visit www.harimau.my
Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS)
Copyright © 2021, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA). All rights reserved. DISCLAIMER - The Malaysian Government, and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this website. By entering this site, you acknowledge and agree that no portion of this site, including but not limited to names, logos, trademarks, patents, sound, graphics, charts, text, audio, video, information or images are either MyBIS property or the property permitted by third-party and shall not be used without prior written approval from the owner(s).
Best viewed using latest Mozila Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 with Resolution 1024 x 768px or above. Version 2.0 / 2016