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Some major events of 2015

November 2015
International Conference on the Heart of Borneo and Sabah's Ramsar Conference (Sabah, Malaysia)
International Conference on the Heart of Borneo and Sabah's Ramsar Conference were held on November 2015 in Kotakinabaru, Sabah. Prof Baba delivering his keynote address at the HoB Conference.

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November 2015
Courtesy call on the Chief Minister of Sabah (Sabah, Malaysia)
In the afternoon of 12 November 2015, delegates from ISME, TBRC and SFD paid a courtesy call on the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sabah in his residence.

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October 2015
ED of ISME honored by Kiribati
Prof Baba (Executive Director of ISME) was bestowed the Kiribati Order of Merit (Boutokan Toronibwain Kiribati) by His Excellency the President of Kiribati Mr Anote Tong on 19 October 2015. The national honor certificate was signed by the President on 13 July 2015 (Independence Day) in recognition of his tireless contribution to encourage and support mangrove planting in Kiribati for protection of coastline from rising seas and preserving biodiversity of the islands.

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August 2015
Visit of students from Chiba University to Sabah (Sabah, Malaysia)
Accompanied by Prof Baba and Ms Mio Kezuka of ISME, five students from Chiba University of Japan, visited SFD from 25-29 August 2015. The entourage visited mangrove rehabilitation sites at Desa Arca in Kunak, and Sg Mattangar in Beluran. The Japanese students, together with several university students from Sabah, planted mangroves at Sg ISME and Sg Lalasun. The students also visited some natural attraction sites, such as the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok, and Sepagaya Waterfall and Tower of Heaven in Silam, Lahad Datu.

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July 2015
Tenth PSC Meeting of the SFD-ISME Mangrove Rehabilitation Project (University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)
Chaired by Prof Baba, the Tenth PSC Meeting of the SFD-ISME Mangrove Rehabilitation Project was held in the 50th Anniversary Hall, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan on 21 July 2015. The SFD delegation to Japan was led by Tuan Fidelis Edwin Bajau and Mr Frederick Kugan.

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Some major events of 2014

November 2014
The Perak Conference on a Century of Matang Mangrove Forest Management (Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia)

Prof. Shigeyuki Baba making his presentation at the Ipoh Conference. His paper was entitled 'Community participation: What we have learned from our mangrove projects'.
ISME Newsletter(No.40 PDF) is here

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November 2014
The Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Mangroves (Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan)
The Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Mangroves was held on November 2014 in Tokyo University of Agriculture. Dr. Joseph Tangah from Sabah Forestry Department giving his keynote address.
ISME Newsletter(No.40 PDF) is here

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August 2014
The Eighth SFD/ISME PSC Meeting, signing of MoU for the Second Phase, and visit by high school teachers and university students from Tokyo (Sabah, Malaysia)
The Eighth SFD/ISME PSC Meeting and The MoU signing ceremony for second phase of the SFD/ISME project were held on August 2014 in Sabah, Malaysia.
ISME Newsletter(No.40 PDF) is here

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March 2014
The Seventh SFD/ISME PSC Meeting and Second SFD/TBRC PSC Meeting (Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia)
The Seventh SFD/ISME PSC Meeting and the Second SFD/TBRC PSC Meeting, chaired by Datuk Sam Mannan, were jointly held on 3 March 2014 in SFD Headquarters, Sandakan, Sabah. ISME was represented by Prof. Shigeyuki Baba, Dr. Chan Hung Tuck and Dr. Tomomi Inoue, and TBRC by Prof. Hideyuki Yamashiro, Assoc. Prof. Shin Watanabe and Asst. Prof. Tohru Naruse.

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March 2014
Publication of Studies in Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. ISME Technical Reports No. 6. Tohoku Gakuin University, Can Gio Mangrove Protection Forest Management Board & International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems.
More detail of the publication is here

Some major events of 2013

December 2013
Monitoring of mangrove rehabilitation project (Sabah, Malaysia)
Prof. Baba and ISME staff visited plantation site on December 2013, in Sabah, Malaysia. Planting at Sungai Lalasun near Sandakan was a great success. Planted Rhizophora mucronata and some plants have started flowering after three years

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November 2013
Workshop on Can Gio Mangroves (Tohoku-Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan)
The Can Gio Mangrove Workshop held at Tohoku-Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan in November 2013.
ISME Newsletter(No.39 PDF) is here

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November 2013
Signing of Research Cooperation Agreements with MOU with the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) (Tsukuba, Japan)
Signing ceremony of Research Cooperation Agreements with MOU with the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) was held on November in NIES, Tsukuba, Japan.
ISME Newsletter(No.39 PDF) is here

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October 2013
Survey of mangroves and monitoring of project in Kiribati
Prof. Baba, ISME staff and five Japanese volunteers visited Kiribati in October 2013.
ISME Newsletter(No.39 PDF) is here

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September 2013
Visit of officials from the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) (University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)
Sixth PSC Meeting of the SFD/ISME Collaborative Project on Rehabilitation in Sabah Chaired by Prof. Shigeyuki Baba, the meeting was held at University of the Ryukyus on 3 Sepetember 2013. The SFD, ISME & TBRC Joint Seminar on Mangrove Management in Sabah and Biodiversity in the Ryukyu Islands held in University of the Ryukyus on 5 September.
ISME Newsletter(No.39 PDF) is here

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July 2013
International Workshop on Mangrove Conservation and ISME Executive Committee Meeting, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (Gujarat, India)
Visit to the mangrove plantation site at Sabarmati near Vadgam in Gujarat on 25 July 2013 by ISME members attending the International Workshop and Executive Committee Meeting
ISME Newsletter(No.38 PDF) is here

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March 2013
Launching Ceremony and Seminar of ISME Mangrove Educational Books, Rainforest Discovery Centre (Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia)
Three Mangrove Educational Books published by ISME and ITTO were launched on 12 March, 2013 Continuing the Journey Amongst Mangroves by Barry Clough, Structure, Function and Management of Mangrove Ecosystems by J.E. Ong & W.K. Gong, and Useful Products from Mangrove and other Coastal Plants by Shigeyuki Baba, H.T. Chan & Sanit Aksornkoae.
ISME Newsletter(No.38 PDF) is here

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March 2013
Publication of ISME Mangrove Ecosystems Occasional Papers No.4
More detail of the publication is here
ISME Newsletter(No.38 PDF) is here