Press Release – Mabul World Turtle Day 2019
Borneo Divers and Sea Sports (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be hosting the SEVENTH celebration of Mabul World Turtle Day 2019 event from 29 April until 2 May 2019 at the Borneo Divers Mabul Resort in Mabul Island, Semporna. This programme will contribute towards the on-going sea turtle research activities in Mabul as well as to educate the residents and visitors to Mabul Island about marine conservation.
The partner agencies for this event include: Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment and its various agencies (Sabah Tourism Board; Sabah Wildlife Department; and Sabah Parks); Semporna District Office; The Borneo Connections Sdn. Bhd; and The Flying Dusun Sdn. Bhd.
The objectives of this event are:
C – Conservation
A – Awareness
R – Research
E – Education
We aim to create public awareness and contribute towards education about sea turtle biology and conservation; to carry out research on the resident sea turtles in Mabul and most importantly to promote Eco-volunteerism.
In order to have a successful programme, we are calling for the participation of various agencies, news media and members of the public. We are also opening the event to all resort guests in Mabul as well as the students from SK Mabul and the School of Hope Mabul to allow them to get hands-on experiences in sea turtle research.
During the course of the programme, Dr. Pushpa Palaniappan and her team from the Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah will photograph, measure and tag all the resident green and hawksbill turtles caught in their natural habitat in Mabul by the expert dive team.
For more information on how you can participate in the Mabul World Turtle Day 2019 event, please go to: