May 2, 2019 – FRIM has organized an Environmental Interpretation Course at Kg. Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang on April 28 to 29 to increase knowledge related to interpretation as a means of communication as well as strengthening the skills of environmental guides through the development of interpretation products.

The Course organized by the Social Forestry Program (SFP), Research Planning Division (FRIM) was attended by 26 participants consisting of villagers/local communities. Also present, SFP Head, Mohd Parid Mamat.

FRIM’s Head of Eco Tourism and Urban Forest Program (EUF), Dr Noor Azlin Yahya and EUF Officers, Nur Suriani Salleh explained the basic principles and techniques in interpretation that have an impact on the delivery of information. At the practical session, the participants presented an interpretation of the attractions available at Ulu Tampik Waterfall based on their theories and indoor learning knowledge.

The course is one of the outputs under the ‘Conservation and Consumption Goods & Nature-based Recreation: A Community-Based Ecotourism Project in Malaysia’ funded by the Philippines-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). FRIM implemented the project in collaboration with the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JPSM), Sabah Forestry Department, Sarawak Forestry Department and Pahang State Forestry Department (JPNP).

Info and pictures by Dr Huda Farhana and Faten Naseha Tuan Hussain.