Hussin Bin Muda, ecoCare Volunteer
As a local who was born into a family of fishermen, Pak Hashim, as he is fondly known, holds Sungai Kerteh dear to his heart.
He loves to share his knowledge with the local fishermen. He even teaches them how to replant the mangroves to create fish traps after harvesting.
He is also a volunteer for the Turtle Conservation Society (MEKAR), and he has been leading approximately 400 local villagers to plant mangroves through the ecoCare project since 2005, with the support of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and PETRONAS.