Archive for ‘Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor’

4 March, 2015

Sabah dan Selangor merupakan negeri terbaik dalam penjagaan hutan

KUALA LUMPUR – Seorang penyelidik lapangan Sahabat Alam Sekitar (SAM) hari ini mendakwa Kelantan dikenal pasti sebagai negeri paling teruk dalam penjagaan hutan di Malaysia.

Penyelidik berkenaan Meor Razak Meor Abdul Rahman mendakwa keluasan hutan simpan kekal yang ditebang untuk dijadikan hutan ladang di negeri itu adalah terbesar di negara ini.

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13 June, 2012

Selangor’s Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve a Sanctuary for research

Community activity: A UPM forestry staff member explaining about herbal plants to students during an educational visit to the Ayer HItam Forest Reserve.

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.

The 1,176ha forest is under the jurisdiction of the Selangor Forestry Department and the Selangor government granted a 80-year lease to UPM in 1996 for education, research and extension in forestry.

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1 June, 2012

New international initiative on peat and climate change mitigation

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.

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23 May, 2012

Comments to DOE on KLORR by YB Elizabeth Wong

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.

In general, the DEIA was found to be lacking in a number of areas.

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3 May, 2012

Tree To Green

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim mengiringi Tuanku DYMM Sultan Selangor ke majlis menanam pokok di Alam Impian anjuran pemaju I & P Group pagi ini.

23 April, 2012

300 volunteers clean up Templer Park waterfall on Earth Day

Photo Credit: Waterfall Survivors

PETALING JAYA: About 300 people spent their Sunday morning doing their bit for nature in conjunction with Earth Day.

Volunteers from the Save Our Waterfalls cleaned up a 2.5km stretch of Templer’s Park waterfall and picnic areas in Rawang yesterday.

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13 April, 2012

Photo of Yat Yuen Eddie Lim

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

27 March, 2012

Permatang Kuarza Genting Klang Dijadikan Tapak Warisan Dunia

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.

“Jawatankuasa ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji Permatang Kuarza Genting Klang (PKGK) sebagai Tapak Warisan Negara dan Dunia,” demikian menurut kenyataan media

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23 March, 2012

Selangor supportive in setting up environmental court

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2012

YB Elizabeth Wong (fourth from right)

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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8 March, 2012

COtree – Why Easter Island’s people cut down their trees?

COtree from DensityDesign on Vimeo.

DensityDesign Research Lab.
A.Y. 2011-2012. Integrated Course Final Synthesis Studio.
Credits: Lorenzo Aprigliano, Achile Calegari, Guido Chiefalo, Alex Piacentini, Giacomo Traldi, Laura Varisco.