Safeguarding and Supporting Setiu Wetlands
Dr Jarina Mohd Jani, Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Marine Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
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Setiu Wetlands is one of the largest natural wetlands in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and is the only wetland in Malaysia with nine – though some say ten - interconnected ecosystems such as beaches, mudflats, lagoons, estuaries, rivers, islands, coastal forests and mangrove forests. But recently, a local environmental NGO, Ecoswed Initiative, raised the alarm about licensed sand mining activities causing damage and destruction to the beach area, and also to the Setiu Wetlands State Park, which is located next to the coastal forest. We find out what's happening over in Terengganu from Dr Jarina Mohd Jani, a researcher and lecturer from the Faculty of Science and Marine Environment at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, who will also share more about what this unique and amazing ecosystem has to offer.
Image source: Jabatan Pelancongan Negeri Terengganu
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, Earth Matters, Setiu Wetlands, sand mining, Ecoswed Initiative, sand dredging, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Setiu Wetlands State Park, wetlands, wetlands conservation, Dr Jarina Mohd Jani,