Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.A thriving geological and biological ecosystem is the foundation of life on this planet. We are all a part of the planet's ecology, which has been severely damaged by deforestation, habitat loss, and land degradation. Preserving biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of our ecosystems are not agendas. It is critical to our survival. Environmental sustainability is an important agenda in developing community and country. Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), Management and Science University (MSU) recently kicked off its MSU Sg Damansara National River Trail Project and mangrove conservation project with cleaning of the riverbank behind the University’s campus grounds in Shah Alam Section 13 and planting 300 mangrove trees in Terengganu.
The MoU signed last August with Malaysia's Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) includes research, development, and innovation, as well as a focus on hydrology and water resources, management of rivers and their corridors, consultation and advice, skills and training, and production as well as publication of high-impact journals. The pilot project involving environmental appreciation and sustainable development along the Sungai Damansara fulfils Goal 15 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Life on Land. Phase 1 of the MSU Sg Damansara National River Trail Project consists of fifteen ongoing initiatives that are prepared to contribute to the national goal of 10,000km of river pathways. Walkways, jogging trails, and recreational areas serving community and entrepreneurship opportunities are set to be built on a 4km span between the MSU Campus and the MSU Medical Centre (MSUMC). (https://bit.ly/3T5QsSR)
Conservation and restoration of mangroves have various benefits for tackling climate change. Mangrove soil is a very efficient carbon sink capable of sequestering large quantities of carbon. Mangroves support a diversity of species, giving food and habitat for our seafood supply. They provide a thriving ecosystem between land and sea, acting as a natural barrier against coastal erosion. Their decline rate is three to five times faster than that of the world's forests, which has major ecological and socioeconomic consequences. MSU together with Mangrove conservations have planted hundreds of mangrove propagules. To ensured that the forest and water ecosystem in East and West Malaysia can be preserved. (https://bit.ly/3DNbpgX)