RAMSAR COMMUNITY GROUP 8
In early 2015, a process was facilitated to bring together all communities in the Lower Kinabatangan-Segama Wetlands Ramsar Site in eastern Sabah, in partnership with Sabah Forestry Department, to open a space for better interactions and collaboration. This process culminated in a collective now known as the Ramsar Community Group of 8 villages (RCG8), a collective of stakeholders working to empower their communities, build capacity and effectively participate in the governance and management of aquatic and terrestrial resources in the largest wetland in Malaysia. This initiative is a partnership between LEAP Spiral, Forever Sabah and Sabah Forestry Department.
RCG8 is led by the respective community leaders and mobilizers in each village and with facilitation and institutional support from LEAP and Forever Sabah.