Tengah Island Conservation (TIC) is a biodiversity management initiative located on the island’s Long Beach. Founded and partially funded by Batu Batu, TIC is dedicated to the research, rehabilitation and regeneration of our natural environment.
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PEDAS stands for Pasukan Pendidik Ekologi Dan Alam Sekitar, and is a multi-stakeholder environmental education programme for Mersing’s schools . It is a partnership between Tengah Island Conservation, Reef Check Malaysia, Trash Hero Mersing, Mersing District Council, Mersing District Education Office, Mersing District Office and the Johor Marine Park Department.
On Saturday 15 June, Tengah Island Conservation (TIC) organised a community clean-up of Rapang Beach on Pulau Besar in collaboration with Majlis Daerah Mersing and Trash Hero Mersing to commemorate World Oceans Day. The beach clean-up was held to raise awareness of the issues of marine debris and to protect fragile marine ecosystem from pollution.
Earlier this month, Siva our Outreach Coordinator travelled to Singapore to represent Tengah Island Conservation and present our research and activties at the International Conference for Plastic in the Marine Environment 2018.
This week the Tengah Island Conservation team has partnered with the Meshminds Foundation and welcomed botanical artist Lucinda Law and founding director of Within.sg to the island. Lucinda’s work is inspired by the beauty of nature and she is collaborating with MeshMinds promoting awareness on sustainability issues through art.
As our Outreach Programme gets underway in Mersing Schools, we’re excited to feature in The Iskandarian! We are aiming to reach around 8 schools in Mersing this year with a variety of educational talks and activities focussed around the marine environment. Check out the article below for more information on our Outreach Coordinator Siva’s programme at SMK Mersing!
Tanya and Mariana attended the 5th annual International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Sarawak where they were presenting our work on monitoring and conserving sea turtle in the Johor Marine Park.
In collaboration with Batu Batu, we were excited to host a two-day training session run by Marine Parks Johor for members of the local community, including other resorts, island communities and tourist boat operators. The event was in celebration of the International Year of the Reef and aimed to provide training for local tourism operators on eco-friendly practices within the Marine Park.