December 2023

MAJOR CONCERN – Food

Deciding what seafood to order at the restaurant and what to purchase at the supermarket can shape the future of our global marine environment. Driven by our insatiable demand for seafood, Malaysia’s fishery resources have been over-exploited and almost 90% of Malaysia’s demersal (bottom-dwelling) fish stock has declined in some fishing areas, due to unsustainable …

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OUR GOALS – Marine

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. …

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MAJOR CONCERN-Forest

Malaysia’s land surface was once almost entirely covered with forest. Today, forests still cover about 54% of the total land area. However, deforestation is a major concern as the country is still rapidly developing. From 2001 to 2019, there was a reduction of about 8.12 million hectares of tree cover in Malaysia. This is equivalent …

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ORANGUTANS – Wildlife

Asia’s only great ape, the orangutan or ‘man of the forest’ is found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. The Bornean orangutans have been classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, with approximately 13,000 orangutans left in the wild in Sabah and Sarawak. Consistent conservation efforts by NGOs and related government …

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