Sabah to set aside Malua Forest Reserve for conservation
SANDAKAN: Sabah is committed towards establishing a forest reserve in its east coast for the conservation of orang utan.
The State Forestry Department recently inked a deal with Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) Malaysia to achieve credible forest certification for 241,098ha of jungle, including the 34,000ha Malua Forest Reserve, designated for primate conservation.
Department director Datuk Sam Mannan said the state was also committed towards achieving certification for the Ulu Segama and Malua forest reserves covering 242,000ha within a year.
“With vast experience from the management of the Forest Stewardship Council’s certified Dermakot Forest Reserve, the department would like to prove its commitment to sustainable forest management to the world,” said Mannan at the signing ceremony.
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