Environment

Environment & Sustainability

MPOC-PERHILITAN Biodiversity Forum 2016 – Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation and Action in the Agricultural Sector, 22-24 May 2016

The Biodiversity Forum 2016: Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation and Action In Agricultural Sector is organized by the Department Of Wildlife And National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (DWNP/ PERHILITAN), in collaboration with Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). This forum is conducted as a platform for k...

Oil Palm Cannot Be the Main Driver of Deforestation

The often heard statement that 'oil palm cultivation is the main cause of deforestation' cannot be true. In reality, cultivation of oil palm to feed the world actually results in a lower loss of forest.

Earth Day and the Need for Biological Diversity in Malaysia

On the 22nd April this year, the world celebrated the Earth Day. The history of this annual event can be traced back to the 1970s, as a platform to publicly highlight the importance of reducing industrial pollution, as well as increasing the level of environmental protection. This led to the organis...

Palm Oil: Exactly Why It Gets Such A Bad Rap

Palm oil and its contribution towards global food security continues to be demonized and accompanied by much misinformation. The article by Juliette Steen via  http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/03/23/palm-oil_n_9536668.html is one such example. Palm oil is a vegetable oil produced from the oil p...

More Concerted Wildlife Conservation Efforts Undertaken in Malaysia

Malaysia is now experiencing more positive and encouraging developments in its wildlife conservation efforts. This is timely as there has been a spate of criticisms and outrage on the state of the country’s conservation efforts earlier, sparked by the death of a Malayan tiger in February this year. ...

Malaysia’s Unsung Conservation Heroes – Sabah’s Wildlife Rescue Unit

The idea for the setting up of the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF) was therefore mooted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) in 2006 coinciding with the period when the Malaysian palm oil industry was facing one of its biggest challenges in the form of these negative campa...