Friday, December 05, 2008

RM25m for restoration of orang utan habitats in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Restoring and protecting the habitats of orang utan in Northern Ulu Segama forest received a RM25-million boost from the Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd yesterday.

The state government through the Forestry Department signed a partnership agreement with the palm oil producing company to plant indigenous tree species on 5,400 hectares of degraded land over a 10-year period.

The amount is the largest so far from a private company for wildlife protection specifically in the restoration of orang utan habitats.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman witnessed the signing of the agreement between Forestry Department director Datuk Sam Mannan and Sime Darby’s group chief officer for sustainability Puvan Jegeraj Selvanathan.

When speaking to reporters later, Musa said the government was serious in protecting wildlife and the natural habitats in Sabah.

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