Our co-founders, Dr Louisa Ponnampalam and Fairul Jamal were on air on BFM 89.9's Earth Matters programme on 22 February 2016 to provide some valuable insights on why marine mammals strand, and what to do when one encounters a stranding event.http://www.bfm.my/louisa-ponnampalam-fairul-izmal-jamal-hisne-marine-mammal-strandings.html
MareCet in the Media
Our Chairperson and co-founder, Dr Louisa Ponnampalam, gave an interview to star2's Ecowatch segment on the little-known presence of dolphins in the Port Klang region as well as some facts on dolphin research and conservation threats in Perak and the wider Peninsular Malaysia.http://www.star2.com/living/animals/2016/04/19/our-rarely-seen-and-little-known-dolphin-species-need-some-care/
Our Chairperson, Dr Ponnampalam, was on air at BFM 89.9's Earth Matters programme on 28 September 2015, talking to Meera Sivasothy about the state of the Malaysia's marine environment and how it's affecting marine mammals, marine life, and ultimately, us humans.
MareCet's research work on dolphins in the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah and Matang Mangroves, Perak was recently featured in the local Chinese newspaper, Guang Ming Daily, on 8 June 2015 (World Oceans Day). The article, written in Mandarin, can be accessed here
Come follow us on a 1-minute dive and explore some cool facts about dugongs and our ongoing research on dugongs in the country!
Our Vice-Chairperson, Fairul Jamal, presented about dugong conservation needs in Malaysia at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress held in Sydney, Australia, with a presentation titled "Aligning research needs and conservation objectives in MPA design".
We are incredibly proud to announce that our Chairperson Dr Louisa Ponnampalam was awarded the prestigious 2014 PEW FELLOWSHIP IN MARINE CONSERVATION in March 2014! This award is given by the Pew Charitable Trusts in the USA, and is given to mid-career conservationists with the potential to effect conservation in an innovative manner. To read all about Dr P's award in the media, you may click on the following articles:
MareCet's Langkawi Dolphin Research Project was featured in the March 2014 issue of the ABWM (Association of British Women in Malaysia) magazine. To read the article, click here.
MareCet was featured in the April 2014 issue of Resource Magazine, a magazine for the Malaysian Petroleum Club members, in a piece entitled, "Saving Our Marine Life". To read the article, click here.
Our Chairperson, Dr Ponnampalam, was on air at BFM 89.9's The Bigger Picture programme on 4 Apr 2014, talking to Meera Sivasothy about her journey in marine biology, her recent win of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation and her current efforts on studying the dugongs in Johor.
To view more, click here.
Our Chairperson, Dr Ponnampalam, was featured in the April 2014 issue of Faces Magazine, in a collated article about current local environmental issues. To read the article, click here.
Our Chairperson, Dr P, was featured in the 'People' section of Issue 099 of Focus Malaysia newspaper. Read all about her outlook on marine conservation in Malaysia and how she has journeyed through the different phases of her ever-developing career. To read the article, click here.
MareCet was featured in the November 2013 issue of the MANZA Magazine (MANZA stands for Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association). To read the article, click here.
MareCet's Langkawi Dolphin Research Project was featured in the July 2013 issue of the Lestari Langkawi magazine. To read the article, click here.
Our Chairperson, Dr Ponnampalam, delivering her TEDxYouth@KL talk on 16 Nov 2013 titled, "Whales, dolphins and what the sea is saying".
Our Chairperson and Co-Founder, Dr Ponnampalam, was interviewed live on Bernama Today (Bernama TV, Astro Channel 502) on 30 April 2013, about MareCet and our efforts for marine mammal research and conservation in Malaysia.
Dr Louisa Ponnampalam interviewed by BFM (17th August 2011)
If you are unable to play the interview audio file above in your browser, you can download it here.
MareCet’s Langkawi Dolphin Research was featured in The Star Newspaper on 23 October 2012
Read all about it here.
MareCet joins the International Consortium For Marine Conservation
MareCet is proud to announce that it is now an Associate Member of the newly founded International Consortium for Marine Conservation (ICMC). The consortium was officiated in February 2013, and is a coalition of US-based and international organizations led by renowned marine mammal scientist Dr. John Reynolds III. MareCet, along with other members of the ICMC will be working towards the common goal of cross-boundary marine conservation. For more information on the ICMC, please click here.