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MARINE PROGRAMME

Malaysia is essentially a maritime country. Spanning more than 19 degrees of longitude, with more than 4,600 kilometers of coastline and bordering four major large bodies of water (Straits of Malacca, South China Sea, Sulu Sea and Sulawesi Sea).

OUR GOALS

30% of Malaysian Seas and Coasts are Conserved

We advocate for Malaysia’s commitment to conserve 30% of Malaysia’s seas and coasts, for the benefit of nature, livelihoods, businesses and future generations.

All Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture are Sustainably Managed

We facilitate efforts to improve Malaysia's fisheries, aquaculture, and consumption of food for long-term food security.

Priority Species Safeguarded and Overexploitation Reduced

We influence policy to strengthen legislation and enforcement capacity, and facilitate ground patrols with local communities, NGOs, private sectors and enforcement agencies.



Success Story: Expanding Sabah’s Protected Areas

The gazettement of TMP on 19 May 2016 was a significant milestone for marine protection in Malaysia - as the largest multi-use park in the country, various stakeholder groups are involved in protecting its marine and coastal ecosystems, and managing the rich resources contained within it.

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Success Story: Protecting Endangered Marine Species

Four of the world’s seven species of marine turtles can be found in Malaysian waters.Sadly, all species – hawksbill, green, leatherback, olive ridley – are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, ranging from vulnerable to critically endangered.

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Success Story: Sustaining Malaysia’s Fisheries From Boat…

Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) is an unique solution as it involves multiple stakeholders – fishers, coastal communities, industrial fishers, private sectors, researchers, governmental, and non-governmental bodies – to work together to improve fishing activities, better manage marine resources, increase protection of the environment, ensure financial viability, and promote efforts locally and internationally.

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COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE

The #SederhanaJe online campaign was organised for one month with the aim to promote food consumption in moderation and prevent food waste during Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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WHERE WE WORK

Throughout Malaysia, WWF-Malaysia works with local communities, local and state government agencies, as well as the private sector to improve management of threatened and important ecosystems and species.

Get in touch with us

Kimberly Chung | kchung@wwf.org.my

WWF-Malaysia (Headquarters): 1, Jln PJS 5/28 A, Pusat Dagangan Petaling Jaya Selatan, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7450 3773

WWF-Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu Office): Suite 1-6-W11 6th Floor, CPS Tower, Centre Point Complex No. 1, Lorong Centre Point, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-262 420