KUALA LUMPUR – Seorang penyelidik lapangan Sahabat Alam Sekitar (SAM) hari ini mendakwa Kelantan dikenal pasti sebagai negeri paling teruk dalam penjagaan hutan di Malaysia.
Published: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
In a conference on sustainable forestry held recently, the deputy director-general of the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, Datuk Nik Mohd Shah, said Malaysia targets to maintain at least 50 per cent forest cover in each state but Selangor – the most developed state in the country – only has 30 per cent forest cover due to rapid development pressure.
“Very often, for the sake of development, and in this case, infrastructural development, trees, especially older and bigger trees, are often removed without much consideration on their functions, especially to the local climate.
By NATALIE HENG firstname.lastname@example.org
WADING knee-deep through thick mud under a sweltering sun, with your hands covered in muck, probably isn’t a typical way of spending a weekend. There must be some explanation, however, to the rising number of people who are doing just that.
TEACHING our children to care for the environment will make a difference in the immediate neighbourhood or township they live in.
Petaling Jaya City deputy mayor Puasa Mohd Taib said children were aware of the need to care for trees and forests.
“Parents must guide them on conservation and inculcate habits that will protect the environment.
“Young children with good habits such as saving water while brushing their teeth or turning off the switch when the computer is not in use will grow up loving the environment, thus reducing the carbon footprint,” he said.
PETALING JAYA 5 JUN : Kerajaan Negeri Selangor memperuntukkan RM5 juta dalam ‘Geran Selangorku’ pada tahun ini bagi melaksanakan pemeliharaan dan aktiviti penjagaan alam sekitar di negeri ini.
Exco Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar, Elizabeth Wong berkata, geran alam sekitar diberi kepada badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan persatuan-persatuan dalam melaksanakan program yang dirancang berkaitan alam sekitar.
Date: 3rd Feb 2012
Dear Puan Halimah bt Hassan, Ketua Pengarah, Jabatan Alam Sekitar,
I hope this email finds you well. Below you will find some general comments on the Detailed EIA (DEIA) for the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) followed by more specific comments and criticisms. I hope that these will help facilitate a constructive decision by the DOE and its review panel.
Kerajaan Negeri Selangor ingin memberi penghargaan sepenuhnya kepada pasukan penyelamat yang berjaya menjumpai pendaki yang sesat di dalam Hutan Simpan Kekal Templer selama empat hari.Mangsa tersebut, Encik Hardip Singh, telah memasuki kawasan hutan pada lewat petang hari Rabu dan tidak dapat dihubungi selepas itu.
Operasi mencari beliau dimulakan dengan segera dan pada tengahari ini, Hardip berjaya diselamatkan. Beliau dijumpai oleh salah satu pasukan penyelamat yang terdiri daripada sukarelawan: dua orang dari kampung Orang Asli di Bukit Lagong dan dua orang pendaki.
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The officers from the department conducted a raid on Thursday and found that the sawmill had not submitted documents for licences.
The owner’s son, known only as Kiong, said they would be applying for the licence within a week,
The world’s oldest effort to regrow a rainforest suggests what the future may hold for other deforested regions
By John Pickrell | May 3, 2012 |
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—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. The air is thick with humidity and it must be 35 degrees Celsius or more—the heavy gray clouds above look ready to crack into a noisy tropical thunderstorm at any moment. I’m making my way along a dense rainforest path with the noisy thrum of insects all around me.
I could be almost anywhere in the tropics, but here at Kepong, 16 kilometers north of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, the land holds something very special. For what seems to the untrained eye to be dense primary rainforest is in fact an area that was denuded as recently as the 1920s. Scrubby vegetation, made up of grasses, ferns and fast-growing pioneer bushes and trees, was all that remained after the forest had been stripped to allow tin mining and vegetable cultivation.