GIS map of Sabah’s coral reefs produced

GIS map of Sabah’s coral reefs produced

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A map on the distribution of coral reefs in waters off Sabah’s 1,600-km coastline in Malaysia has been produced after more than a year’s work. It is available in GIS format at the Town and Regional Planning Department. The map will allow the department to develop specific policies and regulations to classify land use at coastal zones, and can also provide information to researchers and others who want to know about coral reef distribution. It was produced by the department, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and an 11-agency Integrated Coastal Zone Management working group.