What is the ‘Alternative Kudat’ or AKCC? The ‘Alternative Kudat CbEt Collective’ or AKCC was conceived in 2016 as a community-based ecotourism (CbEt) initiative to develop supplementary livelihood options for communities, thereby helping relieve the pressure on marine resource use at the Tun Mustapha Marine Park in Sabah, Borneo. Also known as ‘Alternative Kudat,’ AKCC … More Five villages in Kudat to experience authentic community-based ecotourism
If you’re a travel junkie or just someone looking for the next island getaway, you cannot miss going on a trip in the Kudat district of Sabah. Why? Besides indigenous culture and breathtaking views, Kudat offers the peace and quiet you rarely find in crowded islands. Kudat is a town located at the northern … More 4 Must-travel spots and activities to relish at the tip of Borneo
CTI-SEA’s community-based ecotourism (CBET) project at the tip of Borneo will give tourists a taste of the “authentic Kudat experience” by showcasing nature and local heritage. Nenek Pika is an 80-year old beadwork expert from the village of Loro Kecil in Kudat, Sabah. She is one of the oldest residents and is highly respected for … More Paradise on the rise in Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia
KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA – Eleven officers from Sabah Parks attended a training about monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The training was held from 26 – 30 October 2015 and covered topics that would aid Sabah Park officers in protecting marine and coastal resources and enforcing laws for Ecosystems Approach to … More Training in Sabah, Malaysia to boost fisheries enforcement
Sea cucumbers or sand-fish, commonly referred to as balat in Malaysia, are considered a delicacy in Southeast Asia. Their squishy body and slimy skin might turn off some people but they are prized because they are rich in protein and packed with vitamins.
Ecotourism is looking to be the next big thing for communities that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the Coral Triangle. This sustainable livelihood focuses on promoting enjoyable nature-based activities while minimizing damage to the environment. It also allows them to improve their resilience by showcasing their natural resources instead of exploiting … More Photo Story: Ecotourism in the Coral Triangle
Would you know what to do if you encountered a live stranded marine mammal such as a dugong or whale on the beach? A marine mammal stranding happens when an individual or group of marine mammals ends up ashore and they are often weak, sick, or lost. They may have been ill, injured from harmful fishing … More Five things you can do for whales and dolphins during a live stranding on the beach
Twenty-six members of different branches of the Department of Fisheries (DoF) Malaysia in Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Sabah, Selangor, and Terengganu, Sugod Island Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA), and WWF improved their knowledge and skills in applying Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) during a training held from 10-15 August in Sandakan, Sabah. EAFM is … More Sabah Fisheries staff learn better ways to manage coastal fisheries in EAFM training