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 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.