EVENTS & NEWS
The Conservation International 2008 Seascape / Regional Marine Workshop
The Conservation International 2008 Seascape / Regional Marine Workshop was held at Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu Sabah from 10-14th December 2014. The entire seascape group, The Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, The Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape and The Papuan Bird’s Head Seascape were gathered in this 3-day workshop to discuss about the issues related to marine conservation area. Following to the workshop, about 20 participants from the three seascapes made a three-day field trip to Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area.
Malaysian Environmental Education Conference (my.EE.Conference)
Reef Guardian attended the Malaysian Environmental Education Conference (my.EE.Conference) which was conducted on 17th-22nd November 2008 at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan, Sabah. The conference was a programme under the Sabah Environmental Education Network (SEEN) and it was organised by Sabah Forestry Department, together with Environment Protection Department, Sabah Education Department, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Parks, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Project and WWF-Malaysia.
On 20th September 2008, Reef Guardian and LIDR conducted Project AWARE’s beach and underwater clean-up at Billean Island and Tegaipil Island. The clean-up was carried out by LIDR’s in-house guests, RG and LIDR staffs, and representatives from Sandakan District Police, Police Field Force, Sandakan Maritime, and army.
A Talk during Capturing Important Messages Workshop
WWF-Malaysia organised a cross-site workshop Capturing Important Messages from the Field on Marine Protected Areas of Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion on July 21st-23rd 2008. Reef Guardian was invited to present a talk about “Private Management of Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area”. The two-day workshop brought together experts from WWF-Malaysia, WWF-Indonesia and WWF-Philippines to share experiences in managing protected area.
Honorary Wildlife Warden Training
Reef Guardian hosted the Honorary Wildlife Warden Training Course on 26th – 28th April 2008 at Reef Guardian office at Lankayan Island. Four staffs from Reef Guardian and two staffs from LIDR attended the training. Additionally, WWF-Malaysia (Kudat) enlisted two of their staffs and three community members from Banggi Island and five members of the Fishing Society from Kudat to attend the course. Six RG and LIDR staffs successfully passed the training and were certified as Honorary Wildlife Warden.
A Talk during SIDP Symposium
Reef Guardian presented a talk on “Status of Conservation Efforts of Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area” during the SIDP Symposium which was held on 29th – 31st January 2008. The symposium was organised by Marine Conservation Society and Sabah Park. Nearly 100 participants from local and international government agencies and NGOs attended the two-day symposium. Various issues were presented and discussed during the symposium, such as destructive fishing, Crown-of-Thorns starfish devastation and coastal development and river run-off problems.