Thursday, December 14, 2017

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 a...

Malaysian Peat Soils are Different from Temperate Peat Soils and Have Lower Co2 ...

Peat soils in their natural state are wet with very high water table near to the soil surface. They are also soft as they are organic (made up of main...

Palm Oil – How It Has Helped the Orang Asli Community to Improve Their Liv...

Palm oil plantations have been labelled as a major contributor towards deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropical regions. Besides loss of bi...

Uncertainty Prevails On What Really Constitutes High Carbon Stocks For Land That...

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 dio...

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-renow...

Field visit to tell a more compelling story on palm oil in Europe

To better understand challenges of sustainable palm oil, several European alliances for sustainable palm oil visited both Malaysia and Indonesia last ...

Can ‘Sustainable’ palm oil slow deforestation?

Malaysia-based United Plantations marked the beginning of a new era for the controversial palm oil market last November with its first certified "sust...

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 t...

‘No Deforestation’ Policy can Deny People in Developing Countries to...

The hopes of people living in developing countries Going up the ladder of development is, generally, the wish of the people living in developing co...

Perspective of Biodiversity with Particular Reference to Cultivation of Oil Crop...

There are regional differences in biodiversity in terms of species and quantity. Land clearing due to development is a major cause of loss of biodiver...

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