By: Zaki Salleh
IPOH – His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, graced the Certificate Presentation Ceremony for the Pulau Sembilan Conservation Day Program at the Casuarina Hotel here.
The event, organized by the Perak State Parks Corporation, aimed to acknowledge the contributions of various parties, including government agencies, in the conservation of the Pulau Sembilan ecosystem.
His Royal Highness was pleased to present certificates of appreciation to 104 recipients involved in this conservation effort.
Among them were the District Council, the District Police Headquarters of Manjung, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, the Civil Defense Force, and the Department of Marine.
Also receiving recognition were the dedicated Ocean 9 volunteers who actively participated in the conservation program.
Pulau Sembilan, situated approximately 10 nautical miles from Pulau Pangkor, is an uninhabited island renowned for its natural beauty and biodiversity.
During the Pulau Sembilan Conservation Day held on October 2nd, over 2.2 metric tons of waste were removed from Pulau Sembilan by volunteers.
The accumulated rubbish on the island originated from the waters of the Malacca Strait and was also contributed by activities along the nearby coastal areas and rivers by fishermen.
Hence, this recognition ceremony also conveys a message to the public regarding the importance of preserving the natural environment.
Moreover, in the long term, such initiatives can aid in the sustainability of marine life, benefiting the fishermen who rely on these resources for sustenance.