Ocean Reunion
Malaysia's Mangkok Village is a spot well-known for its natural mangroves and the sea turtles that migrate yearly to lay eggs. One local resident, Rusnita Binti Ngah, began holding eco-tours in the village. Women of the village, formerly encouraged to remain in their homes, are trained to work as tour guides for activities involving mangrove planting or release of the turtles. Rusnita's tours do more than just protect the environment: they give the women a chance to be involved in society.
Mangrove planting on an eco-tour
Traditional cooking workshop on an eco-tour
The local women who preserve nature