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WHEN branches heaped across the dirt road made it impossible to press ahead, Eva Galabru and her team abandoned their four-wheel drive vehicle at the edge of the jungle and set out on foot.
NORTH America and many developed countries in Europe are prohibiting the imports of tropical timber under the pretext of promoting good forest management and preventing illegal logging, according to Sarawak Timber Association chairman Datuk Leo Chai.
WE speak to the expert who takes guests on guided tours of the rainforest in the Pangkor Laut resort.
The Raja Musa and Sg Karang peat swamp forest reserves in northern Selangor provide a reservoir of water that is critical to the success of the Tanjung Karang rice cultivation scheme. But ill-conceived development at the fringes of the reserves threatens not just the peatlands, but food security too, for Tanjung Karang is one of the country's rice bowls.
THE Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) plans to use a new standard that has been developed using principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as the template for the next phase of its certification scheme, Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said.
Public listed Sabah-based company TSH Resources Bhd has earmarked some 30,000ha or about 25%of its total forest management unit (FMU) in the Ulu Tongod forest reserve in central Sabah as a full-fledged conservation area.