Tropical Reef and Conservation Centre

TRACC

4 Turtle Beach, Pom Pom Island, 91300, Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Region Active

Asia

Dive operator, Conservation organization

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Coral restoration, Coral reef protection, Shark protection, Sea turtles conservation and protection, Diving training

Description

TRACC (Tropical Research And Conservation Centre) is a marine conservation organization based in the Celebes Sea dedicated to protecting sea turtles and restoring coral reefs destroyed by the local fish bombing practices of Malaysia. Based on Pom Pom Island in Sabah, Borneo, TRACC is working to restore local reefs that have been damaged by bomb fishing. They focus on coral reef restoration, turtles and sharks, as well as running projects that involve growing coral, rebuilding reefs and measuring biodiversity. They train divers who have the opportunity to become engaged in the conservation projects as do snorkelers. There is also an opportunity to take an A level in Marine Science.