Malaysia Nature Society
Established in 1940, the Malayan Nature Society is a non-profit-making NGO that promotes nature appreciation and conservation. Its activities cover field trips, courses, outdoor expeditions, education, media campaigns and exhibitions with the aim of developing an appreciation for Malaysia's natural heritage. There are branches in nine Malaysian states. The proposed network of conservation areas incorporated in the Third Malaysia Plan (1976-1980) was a direct result of a paper submitted by the Malayan Nature Society.