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Getting to the heart of conservation


Awang Tengah (left) striking a gong to open the Heart of Borneo Tama Abu scientific expedition seminar. Looking on are Assistant Minister for Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh (right) and Copenhagen Zoo research and conservation director Bengt Holst (centre). — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE /The Star

Awang Tengah (left) striking a gong to open the Heart of Borneo Tama Abu scientific expedition seminar. Looking on are Assistant Minister for Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh (right) and Copenhagen Zoo research and conservation director Bengt Holst (centre). — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE /The Star

KUCHING: More scientific expeditions should be carried out in Sarawak’s Heart of Borneo and the Totally Protected Areas, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

He said the state government had expanded its Heart of Borneo area from 2.1mil ha to 2.7mil ha while remaining committed to gazetting at least 1mil ha of Totally Protected Areas by 2020.

   

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