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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management does a REDD project

he Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) with co-funding from The United Nations Development Programme, launched a project this month to develop sustainable mechanisms to finance REDD+ in Malaysia.

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May 22, 2012

Govt plans to allocate RM3 bil for forest plantations

The government plans to allocate RM3 billion for expansion of forest plantations in the country to achieve an area covering 375,000 hectares by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said today.

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May 3, 2012

Rebirth Control: Lessons Learned from 90 Years of Rainforest Regeneration

There are macaques everywhere—climbing on the rocks, grooming one another as they sit on the forest floor. Others have babies on their backs as they trot along at a fair clip.

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26 January 2012

FRIM-FDPM collaborate in R&D on remote sensing for REDD+ and climate change

Malaysia (FRIM) and Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) today reaffirmed their committment for two way collaborative efforts and fortify kindred spirits in conducting R&D in the field of forest and environment for the betterment of forestry sector in this country.

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February 2, 2012

Malaysia loses RM900mil a year to illegal deforestation

Malaysia is believed to have lost between RM800mil and RM900mil a year to illegal logging, said Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) president Datuk Paul Lo

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31 December 2011

Praise for Sabah’s forestry policy growing popular

SABAH is fast becoming a trailblazer in sustainable forest management.   This is evident from the numerous accolades, notably from the United Nations, World Wildlife Fund  Malaysia, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Prince Charles Charity, for the success of its forest conservation efforts

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20th January 2012

Small farmers in big industry earn consistent income

Smallholders, with less than 50 ha in Malaysia, are earning a steady income from the production of palm oil, which is linked to the large-scale corporate industry manufacturing oils, cosmetics components, biofuels, natural fertilisers and soaps, says Malaysian Minister of plantation industries an

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26 December 2011

Evaluating the Capacity of Forest Governance System for Effective and Efficient REDD-plus Policies in the State of Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia

REDD-plus is one of the most important policy tools for promoting sustainable forest management, especially in tropical countries where significantly large net losses of forest area have been observed in recent years.

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November 17, 2011

Progress Has Been Made In Negotiations Of VPA With EU

Malaysia and the European Union (EU) have made progress in talks on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), said Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok.

However, he said, the different forestry laws in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, needed to be ironed out before an agreement could be reached.

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November 1, 2011

Logging with care

THE FIRST tropical rainforest in the world to be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for sustainable forest management is in Sabah, Malaysia.


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by Dr. Radut