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The Datai Pledge Initiatives

All of our initiatives are aimed to support the overall goals of The Datai Pledge – to be an active instigator for sustainable change and regenerative travel; they range from community outreach projects, to adoption programmes, to projects to support our local flora and fauna. They are led by The Datai Pledge pillar leaders and teams, naturalists, marine biologists, and experts, including our visiting NGO and social enterprise partners.

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Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)

An award-wining programme in over 40 countries worldwide, YRE provides young people aged 11-25 years old a platform to research environmental issues and promote solutions through investigative reporting, photography…

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Beach Clean-Ups

Organised weekly and even more frequently during the closure of the resort (due to the Covid-19 pandemic nationwide), Dataians from all departments take turns collecting between 50 - 200 kg of trash each time. When…

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Achieving Zero Waste to the Landfill

Our ambition whilst protecting nature and improving the welfare of the local community, many milestones have been achieved in pursuit of this goal since 2019…

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Cultivating an Aquaponic Farm

With the use of waste materials and the engineering team of the resort, this was created at The Garden of The Datai Langkawi in April 2021. The sustainable…

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Carbon Emissions Study

With the target to offset greenhouse gas emissions within Datai Bay, carbon emissions have been calculated yearly by leading scientific benchmarking certification for travel and tourism, EarthCheck, since 2018. This…

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Establishing Wildlife Corridors

Langkawi’s great loss of its natural wildlands has resulted in fragmented zones that threaten the existence of wildlife. To mitigate this effect, wildlife corridors are created through replanting canopy trees (or…

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Creating Hornbill Nesting Boxes

Due to a loss of their rainforest habitat and poaching, there has been an increasing decline in the number of hornbills in Langkawi. For the largest bird on the island, the Great Hornbill, the reduced prevalence of…

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Installing Wildlife Camera Traps

A database on Langkawi’s terrestrial vertebrae via camera trapping is currently in development. The photographic documentation of nocturnal wildlife residing around Datai Bay has already been captured via our camera…

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Adoption Programmes

Choose between our four programmes where all funds go directly towards the sustainability and conservation work of The Datai Pledge, with all proceeds shared equally amongst the four NGO and social enterprise…

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Coral Restoration Programme

Research indicates that although Malaysian reefs have a relatively high average level of live coral cover at 40.63%, a decline has been recorded over recent…

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Reforesting Langkawi

To combat the effects of deforestation, a Native Tree Nursery has been established. The focus of the initiative is on growing specifically food and nectar plants suited for birds, butterflies and mammals, as well as…

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Supporting Single Mothers

Together with our NGO partner Sahabat Alam Langkawi, we have been able to positively impact a group of women selected for their basic skills in tailoring as…

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The Four Pillars

Our programme is divided into four pillars,
each supporting the work of a designated NGO and social enterprise partner.

Water Drop on Leaf

To make our business operations sustainable and regenerate the environment and community.

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Dolphin jumping

To conserve coral reefs and marine life, and promote sustainable fishing.

In partnership with

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Great Hornbill in flight

To conserve Langkawi’s wildlife and regenerate the rainforests.

In partnership with

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Children playing at tree

To nurture youth’s appreciation of nature through environmental education.

In partnership with

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