Forest

SABAH LANDSCAPES PROGRAMME – Forest

WWF-Malaysia supports the implementation of the national and state policies through our Sabah Landscapes Programme (SLP), which has three pillars: Protect, Produce and Restore. SLP aims to support the achievement under of the sustainable development goals by integrating the protection of forests, wildlife and rivers with RSPO certified production of palm oil, and restoration of …

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SAVING FORESTS, SAVING OURSELVES – Forest

Borneo conjures up images of adventure on a mysterious island, strange creatures and encounters with diverse people. To conservationists, Borneo is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The ambitious conservation programme, Heart of Borneo that some may have heard of encompasses not just any area in Borneo, but highland forests at the core, or heart, …

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PROTECTED AREAS FOR THRIVING ECOSYSTEMS -Forest

Protected areas are crucial for the conservation of natural habitats, species and genetic diversity. In Malaysia, there is much scope for the establishment of more protected areas and the improvement of existing ones. Historically, protected areas have often been referred to as the cornerstone of biodiversity.

MAJOR CONCERN-Forest

Malaysia’s land surface was once almost entirely covered with forest. Today, forests still cover about 54% of the total land area. However, deforestation is a major concern as the country is still rapidly developing. From 2001 to 2019, there was a reduction of about 8.12 million hectares of tree cover in Malaysia. This is equivalent …

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