The Tanjung Piai State Park (526ha) is the most visited state park in the country and is connected to the Kukup Mangrove Island (647ha) along the coast. The state park has many assets that are site-specific, but these items are normal to the community here. Thus, this project solution aims to showcase these site-specific materials and content like how to whistle like a Mangrove Pitta.
The modules that will be used in this activity include five lessons which are about blue carbon, climate change, migratory birds, endemic species and the coast and our consumption. Methodology, communications development, pilot project and reporting will be included as well in the project duration.
The goal for this project is to increase revenue, mangrove tree planting efforts and bring back the species of wood that is almost extinct; traditionally used to make musical instruments, boat parts and gasing. The phase of the project will also connect to the previous SDG 12 micro supply chain and community mapping activities.
This program once completed will be available to the Tanjung Piai State Park to sell as Educational Tours to both local and International Schools from JB and Singapore which make up the majority of its visitors. The solution provider of this project is Pertubuhan Pemulihan Ekologi dan Kepelbagaian Biologi Malaysia (RESTORE). The project duration is four months with an allocation of RM25,000.00.
The main SDGs impacted through this solution project are Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, Goal 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and Goal 15 – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.