| Hamidah Ismail |
1STOPBRUNEI Wildlife organised its first water village clean-up in Kg Sg Kebun yesterday.
Almost 30 volunteers comprising club members and members of the public turned up for the event.
This was part of the club’s year-long programme to clean up different villages in Kg Ayer every month and to encourage the locals to join in the good cause.
As part of its awareness campaign, the club will also conduct talks at schools in Kg Ayer, hopefully involving children and eventually the community leaders in their bid to conserve the environment.
This is important as the water village is home to a plethora wildlife such as otters, herons, crocodiles, snakes and white bellied sea eagles.
Washed away domestic wastes not only affect the local wildlife but also those in the area of Brunei Bay such as dolphins and proboscis monkeys.
The club hopes that more members of the public will join their future activities.
At present, volunteers are made up of students from local higher institutions, working professionals and foreign embassy staff based in the Sultanate.
To get more information on their plans and activities, interested individuals may follow their Facebook page at 1stopbrunei Wildlife and Intagram @wildlifeclub.