This is a short video about the people living along the Lower Maruyama River and their effort of many years to save the endangered Oriental White Stork,
The wetlands of Lower Maruyama River is now a protected Ramsar site, the same as those that we have in Tasek Bera (Pahang), Tanjong Piai (Johor), Pulau Kukup (Johor), Sungai Pulai (Johor), and Kuching Wetlands National Park (Sarawak).
I have once visited a place near the Maruyama River.
It was autumn and the place was to me the most beautiful I have ever been to.
There was one evening when I look out of the window and saw one of the protected storks searching for food on the bed of a small stream just several meters away.
It was a magnificent bird.
I really admire the people who made the effort to preserve the environment there and saved the storks from extinction.
I hope we will continue to protect our Ramsar sites too so that our future generation will also inherit the natural treasures like those at Maruyama River.