ATTENTION of officials from Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia, the three countries that signed the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Declaration in Bali in February 2007, is now focused on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) that would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for three days from June 4, next year.
Tag Archives: Sabah Forestry Department
November 19, 2011
PARTICIPANTS at the two-day Heart of Borneo (H0B) international conference on green economy in Kota Kinabalu (Nov 15-16) witnessed the signing of a Note of Cooperation between the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) and the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (ARSM) to map Sabah’s forest cover for the purpose of implementing REDD-plus programmes in the state.
September 22, 2011
JOE LEONG who has just completed a 10-day tour of mangrove forests in Sabah. THE returns from mangrove forests that spread along the coastal areas in the northern region of Borneo, in terms of direct revenue to the Sabah state government’s coffers, has been described as “pathetic”.
September 20, 2010
“Forest and Climate – Decoding and Realising REDD+ in The Heart of Borneo (HoB), With Special Focus on Sabah” A TWO-DAY international conference is scheduled to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Nov 8-9 to bring about greater awareness to various parties on the crucial role of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).
February 18, 2010
1,300 hectares of forest areas destroyed so far SANDAKAN – With the entry of the new Lunar Year, many would naturally expect to see the Tiger come roaring in. Instead, here in Sabah, forest and bush fires have come roaring in fast and with great fury, causing severe damage to forest reserve areas, tree plantations [...]
October 28, 2009
AFTER a large gathering of over 400 participants had spent over two long days (Oct. 26-27) deliberating and searching for solutions to enhance forest ecosystems connectivity and corridors within the Heart of Borneo, a member of the Sabah State Cabinet came to the closing of the forum, grabbed ‘the bull by the horns’ and told [...]
October 26, 2009
Sam Mannan: Sabah is a trail blazer in conservation efforts, not by chance, but by design; a deliberate policy direction. DATUK Sam Mannan, the Director of Sabah Forestry Department, in his usual blunt, forthright and hard hitting style of oratory, declared in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on Monday (Oct. 26) that efforts to achieve sustainable forest [...]
August 21, 2009
THE impact of fires on forest resource on Borneo Island has been described as “catastrophic in nature”. The Sabah Forestry Department says that though forest fire is a seasonal problem it recognizes forest fire as one of the most important issues in forest management.