THE Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Selangor branch photo group successfully raised RM45,000 from the sale of photographs to fund conservation and environmental education.
The group’s co-ordinator Alex Foong said the money was raised from the sale of 20 photographs exhibited at the six-day “Nature Thru The Lens 2.0” exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.
“The money would go towards the conservation and environmental education conducted by the society,” he said.
It was the second time the group held the exhibition to raise funds and awareness.
During the exhibition, some 50 photographs depicting local and foreign flora and fauna beauty was on display.
The objective of the exhibition was to showcase nature’s beauty, and at the same time, create environmental and conservation awareness, Foong added.
He said the group was looking at organising its third show next year.
“We hope to work with local companies and the Government, particularly the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry to organise future events,” he said.
Talks on wildlife and conversation photography were also held during the exhibition, which was launched by Forest Research Institute Malaysia former director-general Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor.