The Marine Ecology Research Centre. MERC pledged to address the increasing threats on marine life, combating its effects by returning to nature what was previously destroyed.
MERC is the first in Malaysia that has successfully produced all seven species of giant clams found in Malaysian waters. MERC’s innovative educational methods have been recognized, winning the Most Innovative Tourist Attraction Eco-Tourism Conservation Award 2008-2009 by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
“This is indeed a lifetime experience. You are here doing the most noble work of all. You are preserving and saving life on earth. Congratulations. I wish the whole world was with us here. My greatest appreciation and respect, Taleb Rifai.” (The Secretary General of UN-World Tourism Organization, during his visit on 6th October 2010)