Ground-dwelling Mammals and Birds Recorded by Camera Traps in Logged-over Forest in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, Sarawak, Malaysia Hiromitsu Samejima（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） Jason Hon（Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University / WWF Malaysia）1 Introduction The tropical rainforest of Borneo is very rich in biodiversity. However, most of the remaining forests are being managed for logging by private companies. In line with the current advocacy for sustainability, the concept of sustainable forest management (SFM) can become an essential scheme to ensure that forestry practices are conducted in an acceptable manner that considers biodiversity conservation while maintaining economic sustainability. However, the performance of SFM practices and their […]
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 […]
Oil Palm Smallholding by Longhouse Villagers in Inland Area, Sarawak Yumi Kato（Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies） Ryoji Soda（Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University） Introduction The recent growth of oil palm agriculture in Sarawak, Malaysia is remarkable. In the 1990s, the area planted with oil palm was less than 200,000 hectares. In 2004, it was more than 500,000 hectares and it reached 920,000 hectares in 2010. （Fig.1） Fig.1: The expansion of the area of oil palm agriculture in Sarawak (1991-2009)(ha) Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sarawak, Malaysian Palm Oil Statistics 2007, 2010 In general, oil palm plantations are created after clear-cutting over a wide range of existing […]
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.
Zedtee sdn. bhd. Seminar by Mr. Wong Ing Yung March 22, 2012 at CSEAS, Kyoto University Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit is one of the research sites of our project. In this area, forest management began in 1977 and is now managed by Zedtee sdn. bhd. Today about 20% of the area is allocated for planted forest with a 60-year license term and the planting of fast-growing trees such as Albizia is underway. In the remaining area, natural forest management is conducted with reduced-impact logging technique and 25 years cutting rotation. Anap-Muput is the only logging concession in Sarawak certified by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) as sustainably managed. We […]