Dr Adam Lim Chee Ooi

Dr Adam Lim Chee Ooi is the Chairperson of Save Our Seahorses (SOS) Malaysia. SOS Malaysia was established in 2005, as a non-government organisation (NGO) working to conserve seahorses and other vital marine habitats. Aside from conservation, SOS contributes towards other areas such as research, awareness, information dissemination and collaboration.

In 2017, Dr Adam completed his Doctoral studies at Universiti Malaya (UM) and studied syngnathid fishes extensively in Malaysian waters, focusing on various aspects of their biology and ecology, which provides a basis for their conservation. Since its launch, Dr Adam has overseen several volunteer programs.

In 2020, a “Trace Our Seahorses” programme was launched to study why seahorses were being harvested for use in Peninsular Malaysia. Aside from his involvement with SOS, Dr Adam is currently attached with the Regional Focal Point for Southeast Asia under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Seahorse, Pipefish & Seadragon Specialist Group.

Additionally, he is also a Business Director with RISE Advisory, a business partner of Manulife Insurance Berhad, applying his expertise in advocating the importance of the Critical Illness Fund (CIF) to Malaysians from all walks of life. He recently published a children’s storybook, A Seahorse Story, continuing his quest to merge science, storytelling, and environmental advocacy.

Making an impact to me means making a marked difference(s) that can be scaled through our actions. Though it may be small, it is able to make progress towards a solution and, in doing so, influence others to do the same.

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