Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) (previously known as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM)), a well-known higher learning institution in the east coast has been actively undertaking research activities in the Setiu Wetlands for the last decade. UMT has also been appointed by the Terengganu State Government as its official technical advisor on environment and development matters related to the Setiu Wetlands.
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Terengganu branch has an active bird interest group lead by members with expertise in birds identification. The MNS Terengganu branch bird ground provides assistance to the project on avifauna research work in the Setiu Wetlands and this collaborative partnership was formalised in December 2006.
Malaysian Wildlife Conservation Foundation (MWCF) funded the painted terrapin and marine turtle conservation work in Setiu during the 2005 and 2006 nesting seasons.
Nestle (M) Berhad funded the local community socio-economy and capacity building needs assessment with special emphasis on women.Recently, Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad has pledged additional funding to support the next phase of the project’s community component on the implementation of capacity building programme for the women of Setiu.
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