Reef Check was established in the USA in 1996 to raise awareness on the importance of, and threats to, coral reefs. The local chapter, Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), was registered as a non-profit organisation in 2007 to engage with the local community as well as protect, restore and revive coral reefs in Malaysia.
RCM partners with a global network of trained and certified EcoDiver volunteers to conduct annual Reef Check surveys to assess the health of reefs around the islands of Malaysia. RCM also conducts education and awareness programmes, along with coral reef rehabilitation programmes.
Reef Check is active in 82 countries and territories throughout the world.
Sustainably managed coral reefs in Malaysia.
To bring together stakeholders to collaborate on coral reef monitoring, management, research and conservation, and advocacy.
RCM’s goals for the period 2016-2020 are: