Environment

Environment & Sustainability

World Rhino Day Celebrates All 5 Species of the Rhino

World Rhino Day is celebrated on 22nd September and celebrates all 5 species of the Rhino. It was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010 where it expanded over the coming years encompassing both African and Asian rhinos. World Rhino day has grown to be a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, zoos an...

3P Plus 1D Model for Sustainable Development

Land is an asset which can be used for economic activities needed to develop a country. This asset is the first resource which can be readily used for the purpose. In fact, history has shown that many developed nations have arrived at the "developed country" status by starting initially ...

International Day of Biological Diversity

The United nation (UN) proclaimed 22nd of May as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). It is a day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues around the globe. It was first created on 29th December 1993 by the second Committee of the UN General Assembly and in yea...

Palm Oil in Malaysia, Research Opportunities in Academia

16th April 2014, A seminar jointly organised by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus was in held in Kuching, Sarawak. This was a pioneering program, organised with a higher education institute in Sarawak. Other such programs were previously held in...

Livestock Industry is Dominant User of Land and Deforestation in World

This stark frightening fact of the very large amount of land needed to raise livestock has been revealed in a comprehensive study carried out by Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative and reported in FAO(2006): Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options.

Borneo’s First Elephant Sanctuary Launched

KINABATANGAN: It was a historical day for wildlife protection in Sabah yesterday as Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun launched the first phase of the Bornean Elephant Sanctuary (BES) at Lot 8 Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary here. Borneo’s first and only elephant sanctuary...