World Atlas of Coral Reefs

Author: Mark Spalding,Corinna Ravilious,Edmund Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232556

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 8296

Provides photographs and text to discuss the geographic distribution and conservation status of coral reefs in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: The seas

Author: Ong Jin Eong

Publisher: Archipelago Press (SG)


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 1777

Malaysia's surrounding seas play an important role in the country's economy and in the lives of those who live nearby. Celebrating the diversity that they offer, this volume, The Seas, is a valuable resource.

Managing Coral Reefs

An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia

Author: Kelly Heber Dunning

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783087978

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 3337

Managing Coral Reefs examines Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s pathways to implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focusing specifically on how regional and national policies in Southeast Asia have fared when implementing the Aichi Targets of the CBD. Kelly Heber Dunning examines CBD implementation through marine protected areas (MPAs) for coral reefs in Indonesia and Malaysia. While Indonesia uses a co-managed framework, whereby villages and governments share power, to implement its MPAs, Malaysia uses a top-down network of federally managed marine parks. Using mixed methods through interviews and surveys as well as coral reef ecology surveys conducted over a year of fieldwork, Dunning argues that co-managed systems are the current best practice for implementing the CBD’s Aichi Targets in tropical developing countries.

Exciting Malaysia

A Visual Journey

Author: S. l. Wong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909191

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 7045

Lying just north of the equator, Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. A blend of East and West, of different lifestyles, cuisines, architectural styles, peoples, religions, and attitudes, Malaysia is a fascinating and at times bewildering country. The dynamism of Malaysia's cities contrasts with the tranquility of the country's diverse landscapes. The adventurous visitor can ascend Southeast Asia's tallest building or the region's highest peak; taste the delights of the capital's cosmopolitan restaurants or sample Penang's famous hawker food; explore Asia's largest caves and trek through the world's newest shopping malls or oldest rainforests; relax in luxury hotels or sunbathe on perfect white beaches. This book presents the many faces and facets of Malaysia.

Comparing coral reef survey methods

report of a regional Unesco/UNEP workshop, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Thailand, 13-17 December, 1982

Author: Unesco. Division of Marine Sciences,United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 170

View: 1319


Wonders of the Coral Reefs

The Red Sea, the Maldives, Malaysia, the Caribbean

Author: Angelo Mojetta,Antonella Ferrari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880954743

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 384

View: 3632


Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251051634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

View: 7824

This publication contains current information on the status of world sea cucumber resources and use, focusing on established countries such as China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as relative newcomers to the sector such as Cuba, Egypt, Madagascar and Tanzania. Issues discussed include technical advances in artificial reproduction and farming of selected commercial species; and the report includes the recommendations of a FAO workshop on cucumber aquaculture and management, held in China, in October 2003.

Oceanography and Marine Biology

An Annual Review

Author: R. N. Gibson,R. J. A. Atkinson,J. D. M. Gordon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050943

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 4403

Reflecting increased interest in the field and its relevance in global environmental issues, Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 45 provides authoritative reviews that summarize results of recent research in basic areas of marine research, exploring topics of special and topical importance while adding to new areas as they arise. This volume, part of a series that regards the all marine sciences as a complete unit, features contributions from experts involved in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. These features along with the inclusion of a full color insert and an extensive reference list, make the text an essential reference for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.

Reef Fishes, Corals and Invertebrates of the South China Sea

Including Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines

Author: Elizabeth Wood,Michael Aw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife


Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 144

View: 799

This is a new and fully updated edition of this very popular, compact and easy-to-use bird identification guide. It covers more than 250 species, and each bird description is supported by at least one clear colour photograph. The forests and coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore are home to a fantastic and vast array of birds, and offer many outstanding and easily accessible birdwatching locations, many of which are highlighted in the book's introduction. With easy-to-use thumbnail silhouettes, a regional map showing the best birding localities, up-to-date tips on birdwatching and information on bird biology and behaviour, this guide an invaluable for anyone birdwatching in the region.

Diving in Malaysia

Author: Kurt Svrcula

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789812327550

Category: Deep diving

Page: 280

View: 3465

With its pristine, unspoilt beaches and breathtaking coral reefs, Malaysia is fast becoming one of the leading dive destinations in the world. The country boasts a coastline of 4,800 kilometres and over 200 islands including renowned locations like Pulau Sipadan, Pulau Mabul, Layang-Layang Atoll and Pulau Redang. Packed with the most up-to-date information, Diving In Malaysia is a comprehensive guide to over 130 thoroughly researched dive and snorkel sites, ranging from the most popular to the newly discovered. The book also introduces readers to the unique and aweinspiring ecosystems and marine life of Malaysia's coral reefs. Written for divers and snorkellers of all levels, this highly informative book provides invaluable advice and information including satellite maps of featured islands and dive sites as well as GPS (Global Postioning References). Dr. Svrcula also provides how-to-get-there directions and accomodation information; dive and photographic ratings; diveable wrecks; details on weather; safety and first-aid tips; and other practical and useful information. Also featured is a handy-sized pull-out chart, detailing all the sites covered in the book and their location, eco-rating and unique features. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, Dr. Svrcula also provides readers with underwater photography tips and techniques. In addition to providing all the information needed to dive in Malaysia, Dr. Svrcula also addresses the need for preserving and conserving Malaysia's fragile marine ecosystem and the responsible interaction of divers and snorkellers with this 'rainforest of the ocean'. Dr. Kurt Svrcula has been living in Malaysia for the past 20 years. As Representative Director of Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International, Dr. Svrcula's principal area of work was in the area of technology management and development; industrial policy formulation and corporate and strategic planning for the public and private sector; and operations research and strategic information systems planning and development. A diver for the past 30 years, he is a noted underwater photographer and writer with a strong leaning towards environmental and conservation issues. He co-organised the Malaysian 2003 Celebrate the Sea Festival in cooperation with the World Festival of Underwater Images, Antibes Juan le Pins and the International Conference on Islands & Reefs Malaysia.He is a regular speaker at international conferences on issues such as economic development, leisure and sports tourism, marine tourism and conservation. He is a member of the Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences and Vice President of the International Windsurfing Association (IFCA).