Green Growth Asia Foundation

Padang Kemunting BeachClean-Up

GGAF conducted a beach clean-up event along Padang Kemunting beach. It is the most frequented nesting ground of the hawksbill turtle in Melaka. In Peninsular Malaysia, the shores of Melaka are the most frequented nesting grounds for this species with Padang Kemunting recording the most numbers of nesting sites. Supervised by their teachers, students who participated in the cleanup managed to collect 172.80 kg of trash along almost 4 km of the beach. They recorded the types of trash collected to be uploaded into the Clean Swell database prepared by The Ocean Conservancy. This initiative is a global community movement to monitor the trash collected on beaches around the world with the objective of formulating mitigation methods to further ensure the cleanliness of beaches worldwide.

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