Forum – Marine Conservation

2024 Moderator

Robin Philippo

Director TRACC

As an avid traveler Robin fell in love with diving in Egypt. What started as a hobby turned into a passion he could not ignore. After over a decade later in the diving industry, he now fully focusses on marine conservation as the Director of the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) at Pom Pom Island, Sabah. 

Seeing the destruction of coral reefs first hand all over Asia made him realize we can’t wait for change. That sparked him to join TRACC in 2017. Whether it is rehabilitating coral reefs; protecting turtles; or volunteering; everyone can play their part. Robin is passionately educating the new generations of divers about what impact they can have to be more environmentally friendly.

2024 Panelist

Aiman Suhaimi

In 2021, Aiman joined Tengah Island Conservation (TIC) as a Field Assistant, and he currently serves as a Conservation Officer. His profound dedication lies in conserving Malaysia’s sea turtles and coral reefs. With a background in Marine Biology and as a PADI Divemaster, he actively engages in conducting underwater coral reef surveys and various conservation dives across the Mersing Islands in Johor. Aiman’s ultimate goal is to ignite a passion for conservation within Malaysia’s local communities, particularly in Mersing, inspiring them to protect the nation’s invaluable marine ecosystems.

Sharnietha Ratnam

 I’m Sharnietha, just a girl who hails from a cozy little town but dreams big about making the world a greener, happier place.

Landing a gig as the manager of the Juara Turtle Project when I was just 25 was something straight out of a storybook for me. Totally unexpected, but a challenge I dove into headfirst. It’s been an incredible ride, shaping a brighter tomorrow for these turtles, and the future generation.

My adventure in making a difference is just getting started, and I have mountains to climb and rivers to cross in this field.

Hidayah Halid

Hidayah Halid is currently working as a manager for Perhentian Marine Research Station (PMRS), a marine conservation station in Perhentian Island. She works on assessing and monitoring the marine habitat around the island, promoting participatory management of marine resources among the stakeholders, building capacity for native island youth in marine conservation and advocating marine conservation via volunteerism program.
2023 – MARINE CONSERVATION FORUM

2023 Moderator

Dr. Long Seh Ling

Seh Ling is the Principal Officer of Lang Tengah Turtle Watch. She oversees the operations and finances, as well as maintaining public relations with relevant stakeholders. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, research development, fundraising, training, and staff recruitment. Seh Ling brings with her years of turtle experience, being the former project manager of Perhentian Eco-Education Project. Her boundless passion for sea turtle conservation has even led her to become one of the founding members of the Perhentian Turtle Project. Seh Ling has recently concluded her PhD in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Her research investigated the human-sea turtle interaction complex to understand how sea turtles fit into the lives of local communities in protected marine areas.

2023 Panelist

Tanya Liebrick

Tanya is a Conservation Biologist with a background in marine, terrestrial, and sea turtle conservation as well as sustainability. She’s worked with islands for several years and specialises in managing the unique and fragile ecosystems found on and around them. Her role with Tengah Island Conservation is to oversee the overall mission and management of the organisation. She also supports Batu Batu Resort in its commitments to become more sustainable.

Jeethvendra Kirishnamoorthie

Science Officer
Tropical Research And Conservation Centre (TRACC)

After completing his BSc in Marine Biology at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Jeethvendra Kirishnamoorthie ventured into his career in Sabah with Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) as a science officer. His research interests mainly cover coral reef restoration and sea turtle conservation. He employs non-contact, minimally invasive techniques to study sea turtle population and distribution dynamics on reefs surrounding Semporna, Sabah. As a current postgraduate at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), he hopes that his sea turtle project will provide a better estimate of their populations in Semporna, which is fundamental to protect endangered species. He who is also an Honorary Wildlife Warden in Sabah, regularly patrols Pom Pom Island preventing against turtle nest poaching and illegal fishing practices.

2022 – MARINE CONSERVATION FORUM

Jason Gan

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

Jason graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Tropical Environmental Biology from Monash University Malaysia before becoming an intern with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch in 2019. He quickly fell in love with sea turtle conservation and joined on full time as a site manager in the following years. He will never forget the first time he saw a critically endangered hawksbill turtle lay over 150 eggs, or the time a green turtle mother returned to the ocean as the early morning sun rose on the Terengganu shoreline. Currently, Jason works as an environmental consultant in Kuala Lumpur, but sea turtles are never far from his heart and mind.

Syamsyahidah Samsol

SEATRU SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR

SEATRU’s Scientific Coordinator and a PhD candidate in sea turtle research and conservation. Responsible in leading sea turtle health assessments for global blood reference intervals focuses in Malaysia as insights for better understanding and detecting abnormalities of their physiological studies. The long-term interest in this field aspire to refine conservation managements by providing guidelines for future uses in research and national state of governance implementations

Long Seh Ling

PRINCIPAL OFFICER
LANG TENGAH TURTLE WATCH

Seh Ling is the Principal Officer of Lang Tengah Turtle Watch, in charge of implementing the best management practices for our hatcheries and nesting mother surveys. Seh Ling brings with her years of turtle experience, being the former project manager of Perhentian Eco Education Project. Her boundless passion for sea turtle conservation has even led her to become one of the founding members of the Perhentian Turtle Project. Seh Ling has recently concluded her PhD in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Her research investigated the human-sea turtle interaction complex to understand how sea turtles fit into the lives of local communities in protected marine areas.

ZAFIRAH HAMKA

Project Manager
Perhentian Turtle Project

Nurul Zafirah Hamka graduated from BASc. Marine Technology in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and is actively involved in event planning and initiatives of environmental programmes ever since 2015. Recognized in the field, she is now a Project Manager of the Perhentian Turtle Project, a sea turtle conservation initiative under Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventure Sdn. Bhd. Her major is in the environmental field, specializing in sea turtles; collaborating on a research project with the Perhentian Turtle Project titled “Photo Identification Method of Green Sea Turtle in Perhentian Islands by Using I3S Software.” In 2022, she is currently focusing on the core research project initiated by PTP titled “To Study The Sea Turtle Movement Map Using Facial Photographic Identification and Paired-Laser Photogrammetry at The Perhentian Islands Marine Park.

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