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Mampankah ladang hutan di Semenanjung Malaysia?

Sejak 2007, pembangunan pesat ladang hutan di hutan simpan  telah menjadi salah satu pemacu utama kehilangan hutan di Semenanjung Malaysia. Pembangunan ladang menebas hutan asli dan menanam semula dengan sejenis species pokok cepat tumbuh.

Ladang hutan disebut-sebut sebagai cara lebih berkesan menghasilkan kuantiti besar kayu. Jelas lihat sokongan kuat kerajaan persekutuan dan negeri membangunkan ladang hutan, dengan memberikan pinjaman mudah dan hak guna tanah kepada pengusaha swasta.

Namun, 15 tahun kemudian, apakah hasil pencapaian ladang hutan? Adakah ia menunjukkan tanda-tanda pembangunan mampan? Itulah tumpuan siasatan Macaranga setahun sejak Mac 2021.  Penemuan kami diterbitkan dalam bahasa Inggeris pada Februari 2022 dan kemudian diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Malaysia.

 
 
 

马来半岛的人工林属于永续发展吗?

自2007年,人工林自2007年在马来西亚半岛森林保留区里迅速扩张,跃升为半岛近10年森林流失的最大动力之一。人工林把多元森林清除后以园丘方式翻种单一树种,旨在有效出产大量木材。联邦政府和州政府鼎力支持人工林发展,颁发优惠贷款和土地使用权给与发展商。

然而,15年来,人工林取得了什么结果?又能否算是永续发展呢? 针对这些问题,Macaranga 在 2021年3月开始了一年的调查。我们的调查结果于2022年2月以英文刊登,尔后再翻译成中文。

第一篇:植树出错了

第二篇:森林保留区里的人工林:清除快,成长慢

第三篇:吉兰丹人工林的问题和前景

第四篇:失去森林和身份

Apply to Join Macaranga Sprouts

APPLICATIONS CLOSED – AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL BE MADE SOON

IF YOU are keen on the environment, here’s an opportunity for you to:

  1. Learn environmental journalism
  2. Practice environmental journalism
  3. Report on Malaysia’s environment for Macaranga (and get paid*!)

Application deadline: 13 September 2021, 23:59 (KL time).

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Enquiries: editorial@macaranga.org

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Taking Stock

(Updated 19 November 2020)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL sectors of Malaysia, like the rest of the country, were shaken in March 2020 by two major events: the Covid-19 crisis and a new government which seized power.

Over 6 months till October, Macaranga took stock of how 5 of these sectors were doing. The Insight reports looked at impacts as well as solutions and particularly whether there were opportunities to ‘build back better’.

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ICCB: All Things Conservation

[UPDATED: 25 August 2019]

HOW TO talk to poachers. Why biodegradable plastic isn’t good enough. When a roadside patch can serve as a natural history classroom.

This was the recent International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2019 where Macaranga listened in, asked questions, and took notes. We tweeted and reported on some of the diverse and thought-provoking Malaysia-related topics presented there. (Check out our Twitter feed and follow us!)

Besides an analytical feature on the conference, our reports spotlighted conservationists and new research, showcasing how Malaysia fits into the global conservation landscape. We were also on BFM89.9 radio to discuss the event and its impact on local conservation.

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