Biodiversity for Busy Managers

BIODIVERSITY FOR BUSY MANAGERS

Meeting the sustainability requirements under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can be a challenge for some companies undergoing the certification process. Biodiversity for Busy Managers is an initiative to help plantation managers overcome this stumbling block. WILD ASIA shares their thoughts and inspiration that spurred Biodiversity for Busy Managers.

Behind Biodiversity for Busy Managers
Meeting the sustainability requirements under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can be a challenge for some companies undergoing the certification process. Biodiversity for Busy Managers is an initiative to help plantation managers overcome this stumbling block. WILD ASIA shares their thoughts and inspiration that spurred Biodiversity for Busy Managers.
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Biodiversity and Conservation in Plantation 2010
The workshop on biodiversity and conservation in plantations recently held in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia saw plantations owners and environmental specialists engaging in a discussion on steps towards sustainability. DAVE BAKEWELL gives us the insights of the workshop.
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Birds in Oil Palm Plantation in Malaysia
Bird life in oil palm plantations can be characterized broadly by the different micro habitats found within and beyond their boundaries. By recognizing these bird species and their habitats, plantation managers could better manage biodiversity in their areas. DAVE BAKEWELL provides the 101 on the birds in Malaysian plantations.
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Birds Diversity Study in Plantation

Bird biodiversity is a relatively easily-measured indicator of biodiversity in a certain area. A recently-concluded survey of bird diversity in an oil plantation near Bintulu, Sarawak found that there was a positive correlation between numbers of birds and proximity to secondary forest. The plantation is in a remote area of secondary lowland dipterocarp forest fragments.

The study also found that riparian buffer zones and pesticide-free zones in the plantation had a positive effect on bird diversity.

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