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AseanPlus News 30 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Photographers flock to ‘egret kingdom’ for snapshots

BEIJING: Since early this month, Zhu Hong­mei’s homestay, also known as the “egret photo studio” among locals, has entered the busiest period of the year, as the graceful birds start their breeding season.

Business 29 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak timber firms hit by higher premium and payments for cess

KUCHING: Sarawak timber companies have to pay an additional 800% in rehabilitation and development cess, which has been raised to RM5 from 60 sen per cu m imposed by the state Forest Department in January this year.

World 26 Apr 2019 | 10:32 PM

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which define the region's landscape.

Business 02 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak timber companies feeling the heat from jump in taxes

KUCHING: Sarawak timber companies are feeling the heat from the sharp increase in the cost of production of logs and timber products following the hefty jump in timber taxes.

Stock on the Move 15 Mar 2019 | 1:52 AM

Quick take: Priceworth shares jump 22% in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in Priceworth International Bhd have advanced 22% during Friday’s early session following news that it will restart operations at Sandakan plywood mill.

Letters 12 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Forest reserves not protected

From S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

Metro News 04 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Expert: Preserving river will help keep water catchment area

IT IS important to preserve the river basin of Sungai Hulu Kinta near Ipoh to ensure sustainability of the water catchment area.

Nation 31 Jan 2019 | 7:49 AM

Terengganu doubles the size of protected forest in Kenyir State Park to 30,000ha

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu state government has gazetted an additional 19,614 hectares of forest in Kenyir State Park, effectively increasing the protected area to a whopping 30,000 hectares.

Metro News 23 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Policies to be reviewed to strengthen timber industry

KUCHING: Sarawak is reviewing its forest policies as part of efforts to transform the timber industry into one with greater sustainability and high value products.

Nation 22 Jan 2019 | 6:48 AM

Sarawak reviewing forestry policies to ensure sustainability

KUCHING: Sarawak is reviewing its forestry policies to keep up with current trends and ensure sustainability.