Environment

Environment & Sustainability

Oil Palm Genome Breakthrough

Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s discovery of the genetic mechanism that causes mantled oil palms has gained the study a front cover spot in the world-renowned Nature journal, which publishes original and high impact scientific research and information. The article, titled ‘Loss of karma transposon methyl...

Uncertainty Prevails On What Really Constitutes High Carbon Stocks For Land That Will Not Be Allowed For Oil Palm Cultivation

Forests form about 30% of the world's land area. They carry out very important ecological functions in the world, one of which is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen. Forests are , thus, huge carbon sinks.

Palm Oil – How It Has Helped the Orang Asli Community to Improve Their Livelihood and Impacted Better Rainforest Management: A Case Study of Temiar Tribe in Ulu Kinta, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Palm oil plantations have been labelled as a major contributor towards deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropical regions. Besides loss of biodiversity, oil palm plantations have sometimes also been associated with indigenous people (Orang Asli in Malay language) rights and issues in Malays...

The Truth About Palm Oil: Malaysia’s Sustainable Gift to the World

Responsibly cultivated palm oil is more environmentally beneficial than any other oil crop. Malaysia is a world model for sustainable palm oil production. It all began in earnest when Malaysia's government encouraged cultivation of this healthy oil to reduce the country's economic dependen...

Wildlife

Orang Utan Frequently Asked Questions about MPOC, MPOWCF, Conservation and Orang Utans in Malaysia The Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund or MPOWCF was an initiative we created out of MPOC in order for the Malaysian palm oil industry to actively participate in conservation and wildlife bi...

Newly Passed Forest Bill 2015 Reinforces MPOC’s Conservation Efforts in Sarawak

The Sarawak Government recently passed its Forest Bill 2015, which was tabled on 22 April 2015. This new legislation addresses illegal deforestation and is expected to positively impact overall wildlife conservation efforts.