may we give our future generations the roots to grow
and the wings to fly…
Aligned with our Mission, we have taken the leading role in building long-lasting partnership with the local community and environment group in Kudat. We believe such initiative benefits not only the establishment but would also yield positive ripple effects towards the social and economic well-being of the surrounding community and usher great impact towards the conservation of the environment as a whole.
Since October 2015, we have been working closely with Kudat Turtle Conservation Society (KTCS); a grassroots environmental conservation movement, Communities from Inukiran Village and Bavang Jamal Village to support their various pro-environment activities and socioeconomic ventures.
Together, we hope to partner up and produce MEANING and VALUE!
Kudat Turtle Conservation Society (KTCS), Sabah
KTCS was established in 2011, by a handful of dedicated individuals who has devoted themselves to the conservation and improvements of the sea turtle populations within the Tun Mustapha Park (TMP), the largest marina park in Malaysia.
Under the leadership of its current Management team, the initiative transcended to another level which includes collaborations with the local community around Kudat in creating wider environment awareness and assist in their socioeconomic growth.
INUKIRAN VILLAGE is a small community located about 30km from KGMR. The population are mainly of the Rungus tribe who are mostly farmers. A local group comprising of inter-related families started the campaign to ensure preservation of culture and heritage especially in lore of handicraft making and cultural awareness. The group called themselves ‘Monungkus’, the Rungus word for ‘inheritors of heritage’ which aims to revive and maintain their unique culture for generations to come.
The people of Bavang Jamal Village are well known for their efforts in conserving the environment and protecting wildlife, one in particular; the various species of turtles visiting their beach turf to lay eggs every year. Surrounded by beautiful natural resources from Mangroves to stretches of white sandy beach, the community has expanded their services with volunteer-based Eco tourism program which is a good source of alternative livelihood for generations to come.