State of the Coral Triangle: Malaysia

Malaysia has made a firm commitment to sustainable management and conservation of its coastal and marine resources, helping formulate and implement the Sulu–Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion Initiative and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Rapid economic growth, uncontrolled tourism development, unregulated fishing, and unsustainable use of marine resources have depleted the country’s fish stocks, lost nearly 36% of its mangrove forests, and increased the number of endangered species. Despite impressive national economic gains, Malaysia’s fishers remain poor.

This report assesses Malaysia’s coastal ecosystems and summarizes the country’s plans in


The action plans for implementing Malaysia's national plan of action include projects and programs in various stages of development or implementation. The initiatives are led by several government agencies, as well as nongovernment organizations. Problems in implementing these action plans include issues such as:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Biophysical Characteristics
  • Governance
  • Socioeconomic Characteristics
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • National Plan of Action Initiatives and Future Plans
  • References

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