The Pulau Banggi Project for Coral Reef Biodiversity - 1st Annual Report

Greenforce Borneo greenforce at
Sun Sep 9 22:45:45 EDT 2001

Dear All

I have recently joined the Pulau Banggi Project for Coral Reef Biodiversity
and have become an avid follower of the list! We thought that maybe a few of
you might be interested in our first annual report presenting data collected
by Greenforce on the status of coral reefs in the Banggi region of northern
Sabah from July 1999 - September 2000.

Greenforce UK, the NGO behind the project, is working in a tri-party
agreement with Sabah Department of Fisheries and  the Institute of
Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, University Malaysia Sarawak.

Volunteer divers were used for the detailed underwater surveying of
abundance and diversity of coral reef organisms, in order to collect data
for the assessment of the status of coral reef habitats and marine resources
currently available in the Banggi Region. This area has not been studied
previously in any great detail and the aims of the project are to collect
biodiversity data in order to assess the area's potential for a future
management programme.  Although indications of over-exploitation have been
observed, the area has a high level of biodiversity.

Should any of you wish to receive a copy of our first annual report, or any
other information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kindest regards


Laura Colombo
Chief Scientist
Greenforce Pulau Banggi Project for Coral Reef Biodiversity
c/o Sri Mahiruddin, PO Box 526, 89508 Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel. + 60 88 671 421 (18:00-22:00h GMT+8h)

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