Tengah Island Conservation
About Tengah Island Conservation
Batu Batu - Pulau Tengah is a sustainably-minded, off-grid private island resort in Johor, Southern Malaysia with a focus on generating profits through tourism to create a positive impact on the surrounding environment. We are passionate believers that sustainable tourism can be beneficial to the environment, local communities and remain profitable for the tourism business operators. With that in mind, we have set-up an integrated Conservation & Sustainability Department, under the name of Tengah Island Conservation (TIC), and currently employ 4 full-time scientists who are responsible for our projects and community outreach programs.
We are dedicated to the research and protection of our natural environment. Our project aims to preserve the flora and fauna on and around Pulau Tengah and its surrounding islands, increase the populations of endangered sea turtles, and educate tourists and local communities on the need for marine conservation and sustainable living.
Message from our Founder
“Over the last five years, we have started a journey to understand, protect and preserve the natural beauty of Pulau Tengah and its surrounds. We are still at the beginning of this journey but the possibilities to make a difference appear to be endless. This booklet chronicles and summarises the initial years of work conducted by the Conservation and Sustainability Team at Batu Batu in researching, documenting and understanding the history, flora and fauna of Pulau Tengah and in turn developing the appropriate projects to conserve it.” - Dato Chua
TIC's conservation projects are in-depth studies of flora & fauna of Palau Tengah and coral conservation with a flagship programme, Turtle Hatchery and Conservation Project.
Our strive to leave as little footprint as possible through efforts on recycling, waste water treatment, community farm, etc and we aim to be the showcase of sustainable hospitality business in Malaysia and South East Asia.
Education & Outreach Programme
To raise awareness in environmental protection and promote sustainable tourism through guest engagement, staff training and working with the local community.
Mariana Pereira, Marine Biologist
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- John Smith, coordinator
- Jane Conner, coordinator