Above Ground Biomass and Tree Species Diversity in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, with the Focus on the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Hiromitsu Samejima（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） Malcom Demies（Sarawak Forestry Cooperation） Miyako Koizumi（Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University） Introduction Maintenance of biomass or carbon stock and biodiversity are among the targets of sustainable forest management (SFM) and establishing a high conservation value forest (HCVF) is one of the measures of SFM to achieve these targets. However, the performance of HCVF management has not been well studied. Inside the Anap Sustainable Development Unit (ASDU), Sarawak, Malaysia, four HCVFs and three water catchment areas (WCs) have been established. WCs […]
”Current Status and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management in Borneo: Views from governments, private sectors, NGOs, and local communities” 【Date】December 9-10, 2013 【Venue】Inamori Fundation Memorial Building, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan On December 9 and 10, our project held an international seminar ”Current Status and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management in Borneo: Views from governments, private sectors, NGOs, and local communities with the co-hosted of Southeast Asian Studies for Sustainable Humanosphere research program. The two-day seminar drew about 120 participants from Japan and overseas and was concluded with success. From this Project, Samejima and Soda made their presentations based on the researches and studies of the […]
Field Investigation Report on Oil Palm Cultivated by Company K and Smallholders in Sarawak, Malaysia Yucho Sadamichi（The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology） This is to report a cooperative survey with Prof. Ubukata, conducted at Company K in Sarawak on 14-21 September 2012. Company K is an oil palm plantation company with a processing mill, which is located in Bintulu, Sarawak. Since this company produces RSPO-certified oil, the company activities are implemented in accordance with RSPO requirements, e.g. compliance with environmental and social laws and regulations, fulfilling cooperative social responsibilities, etc. This certification requires the company to document the related activities. From the documents, our previous surveys obtained […]
Project Promotion Meeting As we have entered into the fourth year of our project, we would like to have another promotion meeting for our studies. The date and venue is as below. 【Date】April 12, 2013（Fri.）15：00～18：00 【Venue】Conference Room II, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Speakers ・Yuuichi Kano（Kyushu University） “Fresh Water Fishes in Southeast Asia and Sarawak” ・Yayoi Takeuchi（National Institute for Environmental Studies） “Biodiversity of the Reserved forest in the vicinity of Sarawak Settlements ・Kuniyasu Mokudai（Pro Natura Foundation Japan） “Riverine Landscape of Sarawak”
On June 29, 2012 we held an international seminar with jointly sponsored by SFC (Sarawak Forestry Corporation) and UNIMAS (UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK). A local newspaper, the BORNEO POST covered the seminar and put its article in its digital edition. Please refer from the links below. English version is here. Malay version is here.