Federal government to help wildlife conservation and reforestation efforts in Sabah


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  • Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019

The minister said her visit to the state found that many people are unaware of the conservation efforts by oil palm planters here, including anti-palm campaigners from other countries. (Teresa kok feeding a pygmy elephant during her visist to Sabah yesterday. - Bernama)

KOTA KINABALU: The federal government will help Sabah in its restoration of degraded forests as well as carry out fresh surveys on the population of orang utans and Borneo pygmy elephants in the state.

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said that the her ministry together with the Sabah Forestry Department have identified 6,500ha of degraded forest in the Lower Kawag, Ulu Segama Forests Reserve as the site for reforestation.

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