The Tun-Mustapha-Park –
Marine and Coastal Protection in Malaysia
This project aims to eliminate blast or dynamite fishing in northern Borneo (Malaysia).
Marine and coastal protection
The WWF project, in collaboration with the Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) and the local committee – composed of members of government organisations (the Coast Guard, the Maritime Police, the Ministry of Fisheries), environmental associations and representatives of local communities – aims to eliminate blast or dynamite fishing in northern Borneo (Malaysia). This is a common practice that involves the use of explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. The project is part of a larger one that aims to protect marine biodiversity in the Semporna and Tun Mustapha Park areas and support the local population by empowering them to preserve existing resources. The project started in 2018 and will end in 2021.
Carried out with
Blue Planet - Virginia Böger Stiftung X.X.
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