Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Talking Points -

Un­der ‘Tides of Time’ with the Unesco World Her­itage Cen­tre, Jaeger-LeCoul­tre an­nu­ally ac­tions a div­ing watch to aid preser­va­tion of ma­rine sites ap­pear­ing on the UNESCO World Her­itage list. Pre­vi­ously sup­ported sites in­clude the Tub­bataha Reef and Puerto Princesa Sub­ter­ranean River Na­tional Park (both in the Philip­pines), the Sun­dar­bans man­groves of In­dia, and Columbia’s Malpelo Is­land. This year, the Man­u­fac­ture do­nated USD17,700 to the Fer­nando de Noronha and Ro­cas Atoll Re­serves in Brazil. Closer to home, The An­daman teamed up with La­farge Malayan Ce­ment Ber­had and Univer­siti Ke­bangsaan Malaysia to cre­ate an Ar­ti­fi­cial Reef Mod­ule Sys­tem in Datai Bay. “Ar­ti­fi­cial reefs have been used for a very long time in many parts of the world but this is the first time we have looked at the ef­fi­ciency and de­sign of th­ese struc­tures to op­ti­mise pro­duc­tion and min­imise en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact,” shared Dr. Gerry Goe­den, con­sul­tant ma­rine bi­ol­o­gist at The An­daman. “It is a great step for­ward in ma­rine con­ser­va­tion in South­east Asia.”

In­spired by na­ture. Shu­raku sake jug; cups; and tray, all from Royal Se­lan­gor

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