Returning a Malaysian Heritage of Giant Clams to Johore Island.
The project aims to involve local communities on the islands of Johore in the development of sustainable livelihood through the conservation of giant clams. Capacity building activities like training and workshops will be held with local participation from various islands and marine park wardens. The local communities will be trained as eco rangers to monitor the conservation and pollution issues and as well as the sustainable use of the natural resources in the islands. These capacity building activities will have added value when carried out in Johor islands, which have been gazetted as marine parks in 1984. Innovative conservation programmes like the adopt the clam concept will be introduced to the local island communities which could facilitate their adoption of sustainable livelihoods such as ecotourism and sustainable clam harvesting. The local community will be able to act as coordinator to meetings for project evaluation etc. Pamphlets on coral reef and the giant clam conservation will be produced and disseminated to create awareness of conservation and environment among the local communities of the Johor Islands and also the general public. Monitoring and evaluation programmes will be carried out to determine the success of the projects in terms of sustainable resources.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 2
Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 809,794.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 1,194.00
Project Number: MAL/03/FP-07/34
Start Date: 2/2003
End Date: 12/2006
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity-building activities like trainings and workshops will be held with local participations of various islands and marine-park wardens. The local communities will be trained as eco-rangers to monitor conservation and pollution issues.
Gender Focus
Consultations and activities wii include men and women of local communites of the Johore islands whereby the activities wil meet their specific needs and requirement accordingly.
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