An iconic pygmy elephant is once again enjoying life in its natural habitat, thanks in part to a collaborative effort between the Malaysian palm oil industry and the Sabah Wildlife Department.
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The best solution for protecting our wildlife and rainforests is to support stronger standards, and beef up enforcement of already existing laws and legislation. One way this can be done is by supporting the global use of certified sustainable palm oil, which is produced in compliance with stringent laws protecting wildlife, the environment and small […]
Founded in 2010, the Malysian Wildlife Rescue Unit – which is supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund — works tirelessly to ensure that Malaysia’s animals and people live harmoniously.
In the past when pygmy elephants were poisoned in Sabah, it was the wildlife rescue unit we helped establish, and currently fund, that trekked the entire jungle to uncover what happened.
The show discusses how Sabah, the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, is balancing the needs of the animals with the growth of eco-tourism and the socio-economic needs of the country.
Barn owls and snakes are used to control the pest populations on Malaysian oil palm plantations. They are welcomed part of the industry’s integrated pest management practices that enable farmers to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
on September 27, 2016 in Forest Conservation, Sustainability, What’s New, Wildlife Preservation 0
Oil plantations are incredibly productive. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than a single acre of soybean plants, and 7 times more oil than an acre of canola (rapeseed) plants.
MPOC is a major and primary Borneo Elephant Sanctuary funder, and has pledged five million Malaysian ringgits from its Wildlife Conservation Fund for the sanctuary, where injured or orphaned elephants are rehabilitated and then released back into the wild.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council actively supports conserving the country’s rare wildlife, donating a total of 100 million ringgit each year to research and promotional efforts for the environment and animals.
Thankfully, the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), has trained experts ready to help