Hidayah Halid

Perhentian Marine Research Station (PMRS) is a small marine conservation station located in Perhentian Island, Malaysia. PMRS is focusing on monitoring the health of the reef ecosystem and engaging with stakeholders around the islands for sustainable resource management. PMRS strives to combine scientific research with bottom-up bio-cultural conservation by inviting local and global communities to engage in reef conservation and coral research. The bio-culture conservation approach should eliminate the separation of nature and social elements to recognize the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders. Thus, the establishment of the AnakPulau program, literally translated as “Child of the Island,” aims to integrate the local community in protecting and restoring their habitat, their home.

 Instagram: @perhentian_marine_research, @reringgit

Want to connect with Hidayah?  Write to restorationstewards@gmail.com

Supporting partners

Under the banner of Generation Restoration, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) launched the Restoration Stewards program in 2020 to support and highlight the work of six young restoration practitioners and their teams, dubbed ‘Restoration Stewards’. The year-long program provides funding, mentorship, and training to deepen the impact of these projects.
In 2021, the Restoration Stewards and their teams will be supported to further develop their project and will become ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards will share their journey in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges. Locally, they will spark a restoration movement, creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for more sustainable landscapes.