Date: 5th December 2017
Venue: Taman Tugu park site
Another transplanting exercise was conducted by the Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”) with Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited (“Repsol”) as part of the latter’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative.
Approximately 30 volunteers from Repsol transplanted about 116 plants from the site to the MNS nursery. The transplanting exercise entails carefully extracting plants (such as shrubs, ornamental trees and offspring from other trees) which were not identified by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) to be preserved on site and transferring them to nurseries where they will be sorted, cared for and allocated into the following categories:
- Type-A: To be transplanted back into the Taman Tugu park site upon completion of the park
- Type-B: To be transplanted to other public parks/ nurseries
- Type-C: To be given away for private gardens
More transplanting exercises have been scheduled and will be conducted in batches based on the overall development plan of the Taman Tugu park site. These transplanting exercises are part of the overall conservation and preservation efforts of the future Taman Tugu park site. We look forward to collaborating with other private organisations, schools and societies for future transplanting exercises.