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What does Tengah Island Conservation do?

Tengah Island Conservation (TIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity through research, rehabilitation, and regeneration efforts on Pulau Tengah within Malaysia's Johor Marine Park. They work with various stakeholders including government bodies, biodiversity specialists, the tourism industry, and local communities to conserve flora, fauna, and marine ecosystems. TIC has achieved significant milestones such as releasing over 16,000 endangered sea turtles, removing 23 tons of marine debris from beaches and reefs, reaching out to 500 children in their outreach program, and cleaning, mapping, and surveying over a million square meters of coral reef




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  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2017
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Biodiversity preservation: TIC's efforts to conserve flora, fauna, and marine ecosystems contribute to maintaining a healthy environment for future generations.
  • Ecotourism development: By working with the tourism industry, TIC promotes sustainable practices that minimize environmental impact while generating economic benefits for local communities.
  • Education and awareness: Outreach programs targeted at children and other stakeholders increase understanding of conservation issues and encourage responsible behavior towards nature.
  • Community engagement: Involving the local community in conservation efforts fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility, leading to long-term commitment to environmental protection.
  • Marine debris reduction: TIC's initiatives to remove marine debris help maintain clean beaches and oce

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Program Expense Ratio

This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.