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.