Environment

Environment & Sustainability

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...

Resources on Sustainable Palm Oil : 2012 in Review

By Jayne Goh-Jeevan and Benjamin Loh In 2012, the palm oil industry took a step further towards mainstreaming sustainability with the launch of It is anticipated that not only will these resources greatly benefit the industry for many years to come, but companies that are seeking to meet sustainabil...

CO2 Removal Through Oil Palm Plantations Contributes Significantly to Malaysia’s Carbon Sink Status

Malaysia is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As a party to UNFCCC, Malaysia has agreed to periodically report on its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and measures taken to address climate change. The Initial National Communication was submitte...

An Introduction to the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU)

The article is condensed from Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit Progress Report to MPOC 2010/2012 Introduction The Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) was born out of an urgent need to address pertinent wildlife conservation issues that Sabah is facing today. Realis...