Environment

Environment & Sustainability

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...

Oil Palm Peat Ecosystem Emits Lower GHG

Oil palm peat ecosystem do not emit as much greenhouse gas (GHG) as what has been previously postulated. When plantations are established on peat, it is postulated that 86t/ha/yr of CO2 emission will occur. The range of CO2 emission is from 73 to 100 t/ha/yr(1). This postulation does not take into a...

A Refuge for Displaced and Injured Elephants

KOTA KINABALU: The Bornean Elephant Sanctuary (BES) was officially launched on 19th September 2013 by Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah. BES is Sabah’s first and only elephant sanctuary developed to meet the needs of the Bornean elephants, a protected species. T...

Review of Sabah Elephant Action Plan 2012

By Benjamin Loh The Malaysian palm oil industry has consistently supported efforts towards the protection and conservation of Malaysia’s unique wildlife.  The recent introduction of the historic elephant conservation initiative – the Sabah Elephant Action Plan (SEAP) (2012 – 2016) demonst...