A Note from Our President
Welcome to PEKA’s online presence!
PEKA was born out of our sheer love and appreciation for Mother Nature. Today, the threat to our biodiversity and ecosystem has never been greater – urbanisation due to rapid population growth, deforestation to allow for more development, air and water pollution caused by our factories and farms, the devastating effects of climate change – damages to the environment are inflicted on a day-to-day basis, inevitable as they may be.
Morbid as it may sound, we at PEKA believe that it is not too late for us to join hands and create an awareness that as much as we need to develop, we MUST develop sustainably. This is because human and nature is so inextricably linked through a symbiotic relationship, since time immemorial. Our forests serve as natural “water filters” for our water resources, play a role in preventing landslides, provide us with an endless possibility of medicinal cures even those not yet known to mankind, and a plethora of other benefits. The effects that we have on our environment is both short and long term, and we must work together to tackle this issue.
Without a clean and balanced ecosystem, humankind will perish. It’s as simple as that.
PEKA’s vision is “To save the oldest rainforest with all its biodiversity from extinction as part of the total living environment for people. PEKA is for sustainability, heritage and environment.” And it is my most sincere hope that you are able to join us in making our vision a reality.
In our website, you can browse through our past activities and upcoming ones. With so many interesting activities lined up throughout the year, you can learn more about how you can contribute to our good cause. From replantation programmes to other awareness activities such as the Save Our Rainforest Race, we have a host of goings-on that you can participate in with friends or family members. Remember, little changes can yield big impacts!
I invite you to join PEKA in our quest to save our beloved rainforest and the biodiversity within from total, wanton destruction. Take a stroll in our lush forest reserves, be it Taman Negara in Pahang, FRIM at our own Kepong backyard, or even our tiny green lung in Bukit Nanas, look up at the trees and enjoy the peace and serenity they bring.
Our heaven on earth, right at our doorstep, is OUR responsibility. Help us help our forests, and help us help humankind.
See Nature, See Life,
Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil