This program was initiated by the Research & Education Division with jointly effort from the Innovation & Digitization Division of Sabah Parks. The purpose to restored damage coral reef around the marine park of Sabah Parks and to create an online platform for public to join this restoration efforts. The concept is very simple. Public can adopt either coral fragment/s or the whole coral frame with planted coral itself. The planted coral will be taken care by Sabah Parks staffs and update on their adopted corals will be reported regularly to the adopter. Coral frames will be placed at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu to kick start the programme.
History of Coral Frame
Coral frame is an idea adapted from Seamarc Ptv. Ltd., Maldives through the project call Semporna Island Project which was leaded by Marine Conservation Society and Sabah Parks. This initiative started in 2011 with total of 200 coral frame have been deployed. Throughout the years, coral frames amount was added. Other agencies were also adopting the technique and had deployed hundreds of coral frames all around Sabah Parks’ marine park. Planted coral fragments were mainly from branching coral of Acropora spp. and Pocillopora spp. as these type of corals were resilient and fast growing corals.
The result of our effort.
We love our coral and we do our best to protect the coral, every single adoption helps us to move towards protecting and sustain the coral species.