Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 06/2012

Protecting Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity for Future Generations: Issues, Challenges and The Way Forward

Cheryl Rita Kaur

June 2012

Maritime Institute of Malaysia


International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) was celebrated on 22 May 2012 with the theme Marine Biodiversity. The IDB provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other interested stakeholders an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and increase practical actions towards protecting and promoting biodiversity. This article describes the status of marine biodiversity conservation, achievements, and major challenges involved in safeguarding Malaysia’s marine ecosystems and environment.