Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mabul Marine Day highlights importance of marine ecosystems


KOTA KINABALU: The Mabul Marine Day will be held from July 15 to 17 this year at the Sipadan Water Village Resort on Mabul Island, off Semporna.

Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman, Tengku Datuk Zainal Adlin Tengku Mahmood told a press conference here yesterday 2007 marked the 10th anniversary of Mabul Marine Day, an environmental awareness programme held annually on the island to heighten awareness on the importance of the marine ecosystems.

Once a year at least, the people can be educated through informative programmes such as the Mabul Marine Day.

Various environment education programmes have been lined up for divers, school children and the local community such as coral transplanting, sea and beach clean-up, talks by marine scientists, drawing competition and snorkelling activities.

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