March 19, 2015, Tioman Island -- Online resources like posters on recycling and proper diving etiquette are now available for the public to download on the Cintai Tioman website at http://reefcheck.org.my/cintai-tioman/freebies.
Funded and supported by Yayasan Sime Darby and the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), a first print run subsidised by Vive Sdn Bhdon FSC certified paper and using environment-friendly soy-based inks, will be distributed free to schools, dive shops and tourism outlets on Tioman.
The posters are aimed at raising awareness among the local communities and also tourists (local and foreign) on proper waste management and also proper disposal of food waste.
“In locations such as Tioman there is never enough information about topics like waste management”, says Julian Hyde, General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia. “Providing these resources on-line and for free is a very efficient way to disseminate information. Tourism operators can print them for themselves, and hopefully the school children will share them on social networks, multiplying the impact”.
The Cintai Tioman Program is an integrated approach to assist in increasing the ecological and social resilience of the Island of Tioman.
From activities on coral reef rehabilitation to community-based engagements, Cintai Tioman aims to help reduce the impact of human activities on coral reefs around Tioman Island, and also empower the local communities to get involved in the management and conservation of the island’s resources.
More updates on the program and activities can also be found on its FB page at www.facebook.com/CintaiTioman.