Posts tagged ‘peat swamp forest’

2 March, 2012

Upcycled PET Bottles into Polo T-Shirt

Each Polo is made from roughly 8 recycled PET bottles.

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In-line with the Selangor State Government’s Green Agenda, we specifically requested for a greener way to produce our attire. This project is collaoration with GEC’s Raja Musa Peat Swamp Forest Rehabilitation Programme.

For more information about the “Plastic to Fabric” process log on to https://selangorhijau.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/plastic-to-fabric-upcycling-your-pet-bottles/

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21 February, 2012

Malaysia Deforestation Is Three Times Faster Than Rest Of Asia Combined

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ARTHUR MAX

AMSTERDAM — New satellite imagery shows Malaysia is destroying forests more than three times faster than all of Asia combined, and its carbon-rich peat soils of the Sarawak coast are being stripped even faster, according to a study released Tuesday.

The report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International says Malaysia is uprooting an average 2 percent of the rain forest a year on Sarawak, its largest state on the island of Borneo, or nearly 10 percent over the last five years. Most of it is being converted to palm oil plantations, it said.

The deforestation rate for all of Asia during the same period was 2.8 percent, it said.

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20 February, 2012

Villagers, students help save peat land

4 villages, 4 schools care for swamp forest

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Volunteers at a world wetland day event at the Raja Muda Forest Reserve yesterday. Pic Nurul Syazana Rose Razman

KUALA SELANGOR: COMMUNITY engagement to revive and rehabilitate the almost destroyed peat land in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve was the main agenda of the Global Environment Centre (GEC) yesterday.

Two community-based initiatives, Friends of Peatland Forest (FPF) and Peat Land Forest Rangers (PFR), were introduced to involve the local community as part of the rehabilitation process.

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