Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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...

Malaysia Reiterates Commitments Towards Climate Change Reduction at UN Climate S...

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia has recently reiterated Malaysia's commitment towards reducing its carbon intensity by 40% ...

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...

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...

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil

In the Tripa forest in Indonesia's Aceh province, the rare Sumatran orangutans were dying. Flames devoured the trees, smoke filled the air and the red...

The Role of the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry in Wildlife Conservation in Sabah; T...

According to Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), Malaysia is one of the major producers of palm oil and Sabah produces 30% of Malaysian total palm oil ou...

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...

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 ...

Palm oil sustainability: A sensitive issue due for exponential growth

Manufacturers are increasingly sensitive to sustainability issues around palm oil, but it would be disastrous to stop using it altogether, says secret...

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