Progress towards huge new marine park recognized

Posted on November, 12 2015

In a presentation to the Sabah State Government, WWF has recognized major steps towards the creation of Malaysia’s largest marine park with a Leaders for a Living Planet award.
In a presentation to the Sabah State Government, WWF has recognized major steps towards the creation of Malaysia’s largest marine park with a Leaders for a Living Planet award. The proposed 1-million ha Tun Mustapha Park will protect one of the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems within WWF’s priority Coral Triangle 
ecoregion, encompassing 50 islands, and helping ensure the livelihoods and food security for 80,000 people living in the area. Fisheries and ecotourism are important economic activities which will be supported by the new park. In presenting the award to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman, WWF committed support to help 
achieve the conservation and sustainable management of the park’s marine resources.
WWF-Malaysia / Mazidi Abd Ghani
© WWF-Malaysia / Mazidi Abd Ghani

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