Island Youths Pave Way Forward for Turtle Conservation

©WWF-Malaysia/Marine Programme
Community engagement and education is a function that supports conservation programmes, which aims to work closely with indigenous and local communities to deliver more effective and inclusive conservation outcomes.
Outreach and awareness activities are key to encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours among communities. One example is the first ever island-based Marine Turtle Festival within Tun Mustapha Park, organised by Tigabu Youth Club (Kelab Belia Tigabu - KBT) and WWF-Malaysia on 19 to 20 September 2017 on Tigabu Island.
Around 60 students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Tigabu were engaged in an informative sharing session on turtles and the importance of turtle conservation, followed by a marine-themed colouring and drawing contest. In the afternoon, the villagers and children tried their hand at making turtle replicas out of flour, water and paint. 
©WWF-Malaysia/Lee Sheu Jeen ©WWF-Malaysia/Marine Programme
In a stroke of luck, a batch of turtle…

Have you thought of what these two big brands can do together?

According to Complex - an online media platform for youth culture; "The 50 Most Iconic Brand Logos of All Time", ranked Google at No. 10 while WWF is not too far behind, at No. 24.  For WWF, the iconic 
reminds us of the importance of preventing the degradation of the biodiversity where human lives in harmony with Nature.
On the other hand, the
logo is, needless to say, a globally-known mission to a world of universally accessible and useful information.
In this boundary-less century, everything seems to be possible. WWF-Malaysia holds the value - 'together possible' - which is shown in the efforts from Google and WWF-Malaysia's collaboration in putting Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) on  Google Street View

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Sabah Parks and WWF-Malaysia for a better TMP

Successful and ongoing partnership between Sabah Parks and WWF-Malaysia has resulted in the gazettement of Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) in 19 May 2016. Covering land and sea across Kudat, Marudu and Pitas, TMP is not only a collaborative management of sustainable fisheries but also an ongoing protection of home to many coastal and marine ecosystems.

Thirteen years ago, the Sabah State Government has given green light to the proposal of gazetting an area of about 900,000 hectares with more than 50 islands included. The journey to gazette this largest marine park is challenging yet worthy. Among all of the efforts, the establishment process required continuous consultations with the local community for zoning plans, organisation of awareness activities as well as the providence of information to the stakeholders of the park.

To strengthen the partnership for future conservation and operational efforts in Tun Mustapha Park, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 10 years between Sabah Parks …

Scientist from Naturalis Biodiversity Center Netherlands found ANOTHER gall crab species during fieldwork off Kudat

Think you know the Mother Nature? 
Think again! Because across 1 Earth, 7 Continents, 5 Oceans, &196 Countries,  there always lives an unknown creature . . .
and which is why in this session, we are presenting you

The Discovery of ANOTHER Gall Crab Species in Tun Mustapha Park 
Back in 2015, the discovery of the first gall crab species named Lithoscaptus Semperi has uncovered the purity and variety of Tun Mustapha Park (TMP)’s marine biodiversity. It did not take too long for Dr Sancia E.T. Van der Meij to track the inhabitation of Lithoscaptus Tuerkayi, which is another new gall crab species that was found in the outer Northeast reefs of Pulau Banggi - near Kudat, Sabah.

Now give this discovery a round of applause and we will move on to
Lithoscaptus Tuerkayi at a Glance –
Lithoscaptus Tuerkayi is named after Professor Dr Michael Turkay in recognition of his significant contributions to crustacean research. Relatively, an egg-bearing female holotype of Lithoscaptus Tuerkayi is claimed to…

Blogging for the Reluctant (read as busy) Blogger

Well…I have been found out! Judgment day has come. I am a communications manager and today is the day the world, or at least my small corner of the world, finds out that I am not one….. at least not a 21st Century blogging-vlogging-podcasting-instagramming-sharing communicator.
I do not blog.
What is a blog? I am glad some of you ask. Because if you are like me, you would have been dreading the word and the exercise of blogging like you dread a visit to dentist. [Note to dental practitioners: Please don’t take this personally. I know people who love their dentists and look forward to their regular check-ups like a pilgrimage. My sister is one of them.]

A blog is: 1) a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer; and is also the contents of such a site; 2) a regular feature appearing as part of an online publication that typically relates to a particular topic and consists of articles and personal commen…


Boikot sajian istimewa sup sirip ikan yu WALAUPUN jam sudah menunjukkan pukul 7 pagi, para pengunjung masih berpusu-pusu memasuki Pasar Borong Selayang, Selangor untuk mendapatkan barangan keperluan harian. Ketika menjengah ke bahagian basah pasar itu, mata penulis tertancap pada sebuah gerai yang melonggokkan beberapa ekor ikan yu atau jerung bersaiz kecil di atas meja untuk dijual. Menurut penjual ikan berusia dalam lingkungan 40-an yang hanya mahu dikenali sebagai Keng itu, ikan yu yang dijual pada harga RM10 sekilogram tersebut dikatakan mempunyai rasa yang enak selain memberi khasiat kepada tubuh manusia. “Ikan yu ini sedap. Semua jenis masakan sesuai seperti masak kari, asam pedas, kicap dan gulai. Malah, goreng begitu sahaja pun sudah memadai. “Ia mempunyai khasiat yang bertindak sebagai agen untuk membantu mempercepat proses penyembuhan,” dakwanya tanpa mengemukakan sebarang bukti saintifik. Lantaran itu, tidak hairanlah apabila Malaysia kini berada di kedudukan ke sembilan sebagai …

BORNEO TODAY: Banggi: Pulau Terbesar di Malaysia Menghadapi Kemelut Air, Kemiskinan Tiada Kesudahan

KUALA LUMPUR – Mungkin ramai yang tidak menyedari tentang Pulau Banggi yang merupakan pulau yang terbesar di Malaysia selepas Pulau Langkawi dan Pulau Pinang. Bagaimanapun, pulau berkeluasan 447 kilometer persegi yang terletak di daerah timur laut Kudat, Sabah itu tidak senasib dengan Pulau Pinang dan Pulau Langkawi. Pulau tersebut jauh ketinggalan dari segi infrastruktur dan kemudahan bekalan air akibat pengabaian kerajaan Barisan Nasional selama ini memajukan ekonomi masyarakat setempat.

Jimmy Wong
Isu bekalan air dan infrastruktur Pulau Banggi ini telah dibangkitkan oleh Ahli Parlimen Kota Kinabalu Jimmy Wong Sze Phin dalam ucapan Kamar Khas di Parlimen semalam (Rabu). Menurutnya, masalah bekalan air yang melanda semakin kritikal sejak mengalami keadaan cuaca yang kering kebelakangan ini sehingga menjejaskan kehidupan 75 peratus penduduk pulau tersebut. “Apakah bantuan yang diberi oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan untuk menyelesaikan masalah kekurangan air dan infrastruktur di Pulau Banggi, Sab…