Maintaining 100m forest buffers along rivers will boost profits for oil palm plantations, say researchers

KOTA KINABALU: A 100-metre riverbank forest buffer will help in maintaining the profits of plantations in floodplains and also help in the environmental conservation of Sabah’s east coast, according to scientific research.

Danau Girang Field Centre director Dr Benoit Goossens said that it was clear that riparian (next to rivers) forest buffers protected plantations from losing land to river erosion.

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