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Paving Way for a Marine Conservation and Citizen Science Project

Recently, Sutera Harbour Resort collaborated with University Malaysia Sabah and the prestigious Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) to pave way for a marine conservation and citizen science project.

The project, themed “Sustaining Kota Kinabalu’s Marine Heritage”, combines corporate volunteering with funding for projects that meet a specific environmental essential in the region.

UMS was represented by the Director of Borneo Marine Research Institute Prof Dr Rossita Shapawi while Sutera Harbour was represented by its Group Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Goi Kok Ming. Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) was represented by its Chairman Heinrich Jessen.

This project, commencing in 2018, coincides with the 3rd International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018, which is designated once in a decade. IYOR is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness on the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability; and encouraging people to take action by protecting them.

In his speech, Kenneth Goi stated that this project will be a ‘legacy project’ resulting in valuable database for both the public and private sectors, and for all stakeholders, to appreciate and work together, to protect our marine heritage. ‘We are delighted that we have now found a good friend and Champion of the environment, Heinrich Jessen and the Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Group, to co-sponsor this project,’ he added.

Watch the outstanding video made below.

To know more about the project, visit here.

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