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Sunday, September 10, 2017

talk on Vulnerability of Beaches in Malaysia

Dear members and friends

Come and listen to this interesting Talk and find out about our marine environment in Lundu, Kuching and Miri - are our coasts are eroding, are corals and reefs dying?
Beaches are at the interface of terrestrial and marine environments, facing threats from both directions. Identifying these threats are priority of the Malaysian National Plan of Action (NPOA) on the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CCF), which is partly to achieve Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) measures.   The assessments cconducted by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak students since the year 2011 utilises semi-quantitative scientific benchmarks called the Coastal Integrity Vulnerability Assessment Tool (CIVAT). 

During the Talk, we will highlight the coastal vulnerability of beaches surrounding Lundu, Kuching, Miri and selected turtle nesting beaches in Peninsular Malaysia. We further demonstrate robustness of the tool, and how such important assessments can be done through citizen science by the use of supplementary data such as shoreline tracing, or historical and existing research literature and socio-economic questionnaires. It is a powerful tool enabling education, outreach, and preliminary decision-making. 

Until today, there are limited studies of the vulnerability of beaches in Malaysia with the aim of localised solutions for climate change adaptation whilst empowering local communities. It is important to continue such assessments to address sustainable development efforts in the face of current and future pressures.

Topic:     Vulnerability of Beaches in Malaysia
 By:       Dr Aazani Mujahid from Faculty of Resource Science and Technology,   Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Date:      Thursday12 Oct 2017
Time:      7.30pm
Venue:    Islamic Information Centre ( Lower Baruk)
                Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching
Cost:       Free of Charge. You may walk in and bring your 
Registration: MNSKB Members, please register with Secretariat at 

Cynthia Lobato

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