Planulae complete Budding Bootcamp in Pulau Langkawi from the 11th to 13th December 2021
Upon completion of the online lectures and lifting of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the in-person budding phase was successfully conducted on Langkawi Island.
On the first day, the planulae were exposed to nature and species conservation through activities surrounding dolphin and turtle conservation, environmental law, landfill visit, beach cleanup and subsequent trash audit.
On the second day, governance and managing stakeholder sessions were carried out through visits to the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Department of Fisheries (DOF). The day was capped with a Pulau Nagamas simulation exercise which introduces stakeholder consultations.
On the third and final day, the planulae explored sustainable tourism through interaction with the greenest resort in Southeast Asia. We were briefed by no other than the Managing Director himself.
It was evident that the three days were fruitful and has built a greater understanding of the marine environment among the planulae.