General Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Since it was registered in 2007, Reef Check Malaysia has become established as a leader in coral reef conservation in Malaysia. Its activities are organised around four core programmes: - EcoAction: training survey divers and conducting coral reef surveys at over 200 locations around Malaysia to monitor coral reef health - Management: working with stakeholders to improve the management of coral reefs in Malaysia to secure long term conservation goals - Advocacy: raising awareness of the importance of coral reefs and the valuable ecosystem services they provide - Science: conducting studies on reef resilience and rehabilitation to better understand coral reefs and impacts. RCM has field teams in three locations, working with local stakeholders to encourage greater participation in management and to reduce impacts to coral reefs: - Tioman: we are conducting a five year programme to build both reef and community resilience - Mersing: a five-year programme to build a sustainable tourism destination and conserve marine resources around the Johor islands - Mantanani: working with local stakeholders to establish a new marine managed area. Reef Check Malaysia's efforts now focus on improving management of marine resources, with an emphasis on involving local stakeholders in management.