Sustainable Island Programme 2008
The year 2008 is designated as the International Year of the Reef (IYOR 2008) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), under the International Coral Reef Initiative; its purpose, to promote conservation actions for marine life.
Concerned by the rapid destruction of our coral reefs, INTAN SHAFINAZ gives a round up on Sustainable Island Programme (SIP) - an extended survey programme to holistically address the environmental conundrum faced by Malaysian reefs.
Realising that an extended survey programme is required to holistically address the environmental conundrum faced by the reefs, Wild Asia, together with Reef Check Malaysia, developed the Sustainable Island Programme (SIP), which was quickly mobilised into action in March 2008.
The SIP combines the strengths of Reef Check and Wild Asia in assessing the stresses faced by the reefs and coming up with a sound reef conservation management plan. This inevitably requires monitoring the condition of the marine ecosystem by surveying more dive sites and correlating it with what is happening on the islands itself.
Full article on the wild asia website.