World Migratory Birds Day 2008

The small fishing village of Parit Jawa in the southern state of Johor has something special - the Lesser Adjutant (about 40), which feed in the mudflats of the estuary. The event will be lead by the Johor Tourism Action Council and will be assisted by the Forestry Dept., Wildlife Dept., Johor State Parks Corporation (PTNJ) and the Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch will act as the Secretariat.

The local community of Parit Jawa with the village heads of the nearby villages will also help as well as the Muar City Council.

The events include the officiating ceremony at 8.30 am (a plaque will be revealed), clean up of the surrounding areas, bird watching lessons, digital photography competition etc. School children from the four nearby schools will take part in the events.

The officiating ceremony would be carried out (not confirmed yet) by the Malaysian Minister for Tourism Her Excellency (Madame) Datuk Azalina Othman. Other VIPs would include His Excellencies Tan Kok Hong and Hoo from the State Assembly of Johor.

Parit Jawa, Muar, Johor 1° 57' 33.5376" N, 102° 38' 35.6244" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 00:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 02:00