KUALA LUMPUR – Seorang penyelidik lapangan Sahabat Alam Sekitar (SAM) hari ini mendakwa Kelantan dikenal pasti sebagai negeri paling teruk dalam penjagaan hutan di Malaysia.
THE Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve in Puchong is rich in biodiversity and serves as an outdoor research lab for undergraduates specialising in forest research.
StarMetro recently met Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Forestry Faculty dean Datin Dr Faridah Hanum Ibrahim and several faculty members to find out more about the research facilities housed in the Sultan Idris Shah Forestry Education Centre (Sisfec) located within the forest.
The forest became a topic of debate recently when some hikers were denied entry by security guards stationed at the entrance at Taman Wawasan 5/1.
They have now asked for permission to continue hiking in the forest.
International initiative on peat and climate change mitigation
Peatlands store tremendous amounts of carbon. However, when they are drained and used – mainly for agriculture, grazing and forestry – peatlands become significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Peatlands drainage and peat fires are responsible for almost one-quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector.
To address this situation, FAO and Wetlands International have launched the global ‘Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative’. The Initiative is an informal network of organizations and people committed to reducing emissions from peatlands and safeguarding the other vital ecosystem services peatlands provide.
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.
Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim mengiringi Tuanku DYMM Sultan Selangor ke majlis menanam pokok di Alam Impian anjuran pemaju I & P Group pagi ini.
Dear Tan Sri, I am concerned about the encroachment of development closer and closer to the klang gate valley quartz ridge as shown in the picture from 2005 till today. This place is unique and a place for many nature lovers, hikers, photographers as well as an important heritage to be conserved and protected. I hope Tan Sri can investigate this matter and prevent any further development near to the klang gate valley quartz ridge.
Comment from Yat Yuen Eddie Lim
SHAH ALAM, 26 MAC: Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Selangor bersetuju untuk menubuhkan satu jawatankuasa kerja peringkat negeri untuk mengkaji Permatang Kuarza Genting Klang (PKGK) sebagai Tapak Warisan Negara dan Dunia.
Menurut kenyataan media Exco Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar, Elizabeth Wong hari ini Kerajaan Selangor telah meluluskan penubuhan sebuah Jawatankuasa Kerja Peringkat Negeri pada 14 Disember 2011.
Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
SHAH ALAM: State executive councillor Elizabeth Wong said Selangor welcomes the idea that specialised environmental courts may soon be introduced in the country.
“The state is in support of an environmental court in its bid to bring to trial and convict polluters in Selangor,” Wong (Bukit Lanjan-PKR), who holds the environmental portfolio, told the state assembly on Tuesday.
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