Today, 22 Mei 2009, is declared as Biodiversity Day. What is meant by biodiversity? Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that sustain it.
Due to her diverse species of living things, Malaysia has been considered as one of the twelve megadiversity countries. One of the ecosystems that contribute to the high number of species in Malaysia is the coral reef ecosystem.
To enhance awareness on coral reefs among the officers and staf of Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia, I had been asked to conduct a trip to Pulau Redang Marine Park in Terengganu. This trip will take place on 30 June to 3 July 2009.