The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: The seas

Author: Ong Jin Eong

Publisher: Archipelago Press (SG)


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7448

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.

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: 7289

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.

Managing Coral Reefs

An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia

Author: Kelly Heber Dunning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783087969

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 2937

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.

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: 9795

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.

Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management

Author: Bruce Prideaux,Anja Pabel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134986041

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 1117

Coral reefs are an important tourism resource for many coastal and island destinations and generate a range of benefits to their local communities, including as a food source, income from tourism, employment and recreational opportunities. However, coral reefs are under increasing threat from climate change and related impacts such as coral bleaching and ocean acidification. Other anthropogenic stresses include over-fishing, anchor damage, coastal development, agricultural run-off, sedimentation and coral mining. This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to review these issues as they relate to the sustainable management of coral reef tourism destinations. It incorporates coral reef science, management, conservation and tourism perspectives and takes a global perspective of coral reef tourism issues covering many of the world’s most significant coral reef destinations. These include the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef in Australia, the Red Sea, Pacific Islands, South East Asia, the Maldives, the Caribbean islands, Florida Keys and Brazil. Specific issues addressed include climate change, pollution threats, fishing, island tourism, scuba diving, marine wildlife, governance, sustainability, conservation and community resilience. The book also issues a call for more thoughtful development of coral reef experiences where the ecological needs of coral reefs are placed ahead of the economic desires of the tourism industry.

Exciting Malaysia

A Visual Journey

Author: S. l. Wong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909191

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 894

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.

A Island Life: Natural History Of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia

Author: Batu Batu Resort Sdn Bhd

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814725471

Category: Science

Page: 188

View: 9667

Nine nautical miles off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, strung along the middle arc of the Seribuat Archipelago, the roving eye will spot a clutch of sun-washed islands. Narrow the lens a little to focus on the middle island, Pulau Babi Tengah (or Middle Pig Island in the Malay language) named after the wild pigs that used to roam its lands. Set in the protected Johor Marine Park, the island, better known by its shortened name of Pulau Tengah, is three kilometres in circumference with an elevation of 150m at its highest point. Though just sixteen kilometres from the fishing town of Mersing, Johor, and 140km from Singapore, the island ticks every fantasy of an uninhabited paradise island. The beaches that encircle most of the island attract Green and Hawksbill turtles that land to lay their eggs from March to October. The translucent waters that surround the island are home to both coral reefs and meadows of sea grass which in themselves house rich marine life. Batu Batu sits on the southern end of the island and was built in the traditional Malaysian "kampung" or village style to blend into the natural landscape of the island. The resort aims to tread lightly in order to preserve the beauty of the island and its natural surroundings. To this end, Batu Batu has set up a variety of projects and funded a number of studies over the past years, including an ongoing collaboration with Malaysia's National Marine Parks Department and the Department of Fisheries for the conservation of turtles. This book sets out to document and share a broad overview of the natural history of Pulau Tengah. It is a dedication to the work of Batu Batu's staff and the various experts and nature lovers who have visited the island and contributed a little to its preservation. Contents: Foreword by His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim of JohorMessage by Chief Minister of JohorMessage by Director General, Department of Marine Park MalaysiaPrefaceIntroductionPulau TengahMarine LifeBird LifeBotanyA Walk on the Wild SideThe Vietnamese Boat PeopleExpedition RobinsonBatu BatuAppendicesAcknowledgmentsAwards Readership: General Public. Keywords: Malaysia;Johor Marine Park;Johor State;Batu Batu;Pulau Tengah;Seribuat Archipelago;South China SeaReview: "This book documents just a snapshot of the beauty of the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park and highlights the enormous role of the authorities and the people of Johor have to play. I hope this book will inspire individuals and organizations to join together and focus on efforts in preserving the natural resources and beauty of Johor." His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Sultan and Sovereign Ruler of the State and Territories of Johor Darul Ta'zim "I recommend this publication to anyone who has yet to discover the joys of our islands and to rediscover and marvel at the myths, mysteries, beauty, and majestic glory that make up these islands. This is a manifestation of the enthusiasm that the Batu Batu Team has played in taking on marine conservation and sustainable development in the country." YAB Dato' Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin Chief Minister of Johor "This publication is a commendable effort to highlight Babi Tengah Island's rich biodiversity to nature lovers and the general public. This is in line with the global biodiversity targets to enhance awareness on biodiversity at all levels of society by the year 2020." Dr Sukarno Bin Wagiman Director General, Department of Marine Park Malaysia 0

Latin American Coral Reefs

Author: J. Cortés

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080535395

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 8967

Most of the coral reefs of the American continent: the Brazilian waters, the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean are in Latin American countries, the subject of this book. For the first time, information on coral reefs of such a vast region is mined from reports, obscure journals, university thesis and scientific journals, summarized and presented in a way both accessible and informative for the interested reader as well as for the coral reef expert. The chapters of the book, divided by country and ocean, were written by either scientists from the countries or by those that know the area well. Reefs not documented in the past are described in detail here, including location maps. The natural and anthropogenic impacts affecting the reefs are presented, as well as sections on management, conservation and legislation in each country. Nineteen chapters, plus an introduction, present information of coral reefs from Brazil to Mexico, and from Chile to Cuba.