Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science

So, 2016 is just around the corner and we are now looking at the future of Blue Temple in a whole new light. After two years running voluntourism in Pulau Perhentian, we have decided to step back and make some exciting changes!

‘Sustainability through Conservation and Research’ is the new tagline for the project. The data collected over the last two years has put us in a fantastic position to drive forward and start to make a difference on the island.

We believe there is nothing quite like science driven conservation and the facts speak loudly now and our hope is that we can expand that science with new research (Human-Environment relations, Coral Nurseries, into the Jungle surveys and maybe even some Shark genetics!).

All this research will be accompanied by our new sustainable tourism approach where we will be targeting a Plastic Free island through removing one use plastic bottle consumption (refillable bottles and stations anyone?), increased awareness and tourists who care!

We know it is a long, challenging road, and not everyone will get on board. But our focus will be targeting resorts and putting up banners and posters to permanently make people think before they buy that new bottle.

Every small act can make a huge difference if done for the right people. Let’s do something special.