16 November 2012

#152 Puchong, Malaysia

Redang Island, locally known as Pulau Redang or just "Redang" is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia.

The island is also an important conservation site for sea turtles. Previously, the indiscriminate economic exploitation of turtle eggs had caused fewer turtles returning to nest on the island. This has led the Terengganu state government to set up the Koperasi Setiajaya Pulau Redang in 1989, a cooperative aiming to develop and manage socio-economic programmes that could improve the livelihood of Pulau Redang locals without endangering its natural resources.


Thank you, Catherine !

Sent on: November 5, 2012
Received on: November 15, 2012

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