Green sea weeds in our lake are in fact ecological friendly as they produce abundance of oxygen for the fishes. But throughout time, pollutants like oil, households chemicals like detergents, soaps, curry and sauces, are being trapped by them and they die. When the sea weeds die off, they need to be removed away or else these oil will gradually grow to large patches and damage the environment of the lake.
Most Bandar Botanic residents are becoming increasingly aware that the natural environment is fragile. Some are beginning to regain an understanding of the importance of respecting the trees & plants, the water and the earth. We realize it will not be easy to restore these values – but are we headed down the right path?
The news media have reported on many instances of environmental changes affecting man, animal & fish life, often as a result of pollutants from human activities. Recent News reports in other (retention) lakes areas in the country have focused on declines of birds and fish because of oil, pollutants and disease, fish contaminated with pollutants that may cause cancer and reproductive disorders.
These events may be omens that other forms of life, including people, could become threatened if environmental conditions continue to worsen. But how much worse must conditions be before wildlife and human life are in danger? Or are they in danger already?
Clearly, better methods are needed to predict the probability of future environmental and health problems based on present evidence. Information too could guide environmental regulators like us and decision makers in taking actions in time to minimize damage to the environment and human health.
Residents of Bandar Botanic, please take heed that unless we residents become proactive and collectively ensure that we ourselves do not pollute the retention pond through our own selfish acts and pursue to tell others to help us in ensuring the cleanliness of our environment, we residents will bear the blunt and stink of a polluted retention pond surrounded by a badly maintained environment and neighborhood.