3 days of thrilling Honorary Wildlife Warden (HWW) course

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Sawit Kinabalu Conservation & Biodiversity Unit (CBU) and Talent & Development Unit (TDU) in partnership with the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) have successfully organized the Honorary Wildlife Warden (HWW) Program at Sawit Kinabalu Regional Office Sandakan from the 22nd to 24th April 2024. A total of 29 participants from Sawit Kinabalu’s different Operational Units (OU) i.e. Conservation and Biodiversity Unit, Sandau Estate, Ladang Bagahak 2 & 3, Ladang Sebrang, Ladang Tongod, Ladang Sg. Sungai, Ladang Sepagaya, Ladang Madai, Kalabakan Plantation Sdn Bhd, Ladang Pegagau, Bongalio Development Sdn Bhd, ARAS Langkon, Ladang Matamba, Ladang Gomantong, Ladang Green, Ladang Mensuli, Ladang Boonrich and 2 participants from Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) under SWD participated in the three (3) days course.

The three (3) days course covers different topics on wildlife management and issues, Wildlife Warden responsibilities, power and authority, wildlife related offences and penalties and policies related under the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, case goods handling, arrests & police reports. On the final day of the course, the participants were divided into groups for a practical training on making an arrest, compiling evidences and making a proper police report. Participants were also exposed to different kinds of real-life situational occasion that SWD faced during their regular operations.

Thank you, Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), for yet another successful training course, we hoped that this can be an eye-opener to the participants on the importance of wildlife conservation and biodiversity conservation in general.

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