Ecoteer in Perhentian Islands

By: Daniel Quilter

The Perhentian Islands are some of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia but all is not healthy under the seas surface

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Project Summary

The Perhentian Islands are some of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia but all is not healthy under the seas surface. The corals are suffering largely from tourism due to increased pollution and physical damage from tourists. Through involving the village men directly in our research work we aim to empower them to protect their own islands, their home.

At present Ecoteer has a community project in the Perhentian Islands that benefits the primary school children through our school clubs and the ladies via our ladies association, PILA.

We now want to involve the local men in our project to help save the Perhentian Islands by involving them in a new marine research centre.

We need funding to help us with the start up costs of the centre that includes buying scuba diving equipment, a boat, renovation of our centre, surveying equipment and scuba diving training for the villagers.

Once established the centre will look at three major areas:

1. Annual monitoring of the key snorkel sites using GIS mapping and involving the village men throughout.
2. In collaboration with the University of Nottingham Malaysia we hope to improve the sewerage system for the village and the islands
3. Throughout we will educate the village boatmen, children and tourists about how to protect the islands of Perhentian.

This project is one that is needed if we want the Perhentian Islands to continue to be a tropical paradise.

Please donate and help support us with the initial start up costs so we can benefit the villagers, corals and the Perhentian Islands for our grandchildren.

Please visit our community group on Facebook


Perhentian Island


A group of volunteers


Beach clean up


Ecoteer at school


Close up with a green turtle


Some of the challenges faced in the Perhentian Islands that we intend to address.

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Thank you again and we do hope you will support the project!

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