Tuesday, 12th March, 2002
Denmark Prince To Visit Danum And Maliau

Kota Kinabalu: The Prince Consort of Denmark, Prince Henrik, is scheduled to visit several conservation sites including the Danum Valley Field Centre and Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MSBC) during his week - long visit to Sabah.

A Danish Embassy official said this is the prince's first visit to the State in his capacity as Denmark's World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) President.

The prince is scheduled to arrive here on Wednesday, said the official when contacted Monday.

Meanwhile, WWF media relations officer Teoh Teik Hoong said the prince would begin his tour by visiting the Kinabatangan flood-plain followed by Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan before leaving for Sukau.

Over the weekend, the prince is scheduled to visit the Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC) and Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC) which is under the Sabah Foundation's conservation area.

The 43,800-ha Danum Valley is located in Lahad Datu while the Maliau Basin, also known as the "Lost World", lies in the south interior of Sabah.

Both areas have been deemed as having outstanding biodiversity value and have been designated by the Sabah Foundation as being a conservation area.

On the last day of his visit to the State, Prince Henrik will visit the Likas Bird Sanctuary here.