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Let fair play prevail in Sabah Forest Industries deal

The future plans for SFI can turn Sabah into a major industrial bio-hub over the next 10 years.

Protect Orang Asli customary land rights, Bar tells Perak govt

Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor reminds states that the superior courts have already recognised the common law rights of Orang Asli to lands they have used for generations.

Penang alarmed over extensive logging in Kedah affecting water supply

Penang Water Supply Corporation calls on Putrajaya to protect the greater Ulu Muda area from further destruction following reports that logging is going on near dams and catchment areas.

Illegal activities at Bukit Kledang must stop now

Authorities must take action against illegal developers and implement stricter laws to protect forest reserves in the country.

Underrated forest trail at Taman Tugu is certainly worth a visit

The park is a 66-acre green-lung in the middle of Kuala Lumpur and is an urban forest park open to the public.

Lambir Hills: Pristine national park with great waterfalls

This national park in Sarawak is thought to be one of the world’s most diverse and species-rich with 1,200 species of trees and over 237 species of birds.

I’ve ‘surrendered’ all logging quotas, says Johor ruler

Sultan Ibrahim advises state to stop issuing logging quotas to ensure forests are preserved.

The beautiful waterfalls of Batang Kali

Getting to the waterfalls near the Hulu Tamu Hot Springs involves a fair bit of jungle trekking and wading across rivers.

Kedah looks to Brazil, Peru to boost revenue without timber

Kedah MB Mukhriz says the idea came up after discussions with WWF and UNDP in New York.

Perak MB: 999-year titles for new villages under discussion

For now, they will get 99-year leases to enable them to get bank loans.

Stop work order issued on TNB project in Hulu Langat forest...

The Selangor Forestry Department says this is to enable a probe into complaints of land encroachment and water pollution.

Greece’s deadly fire: a “blowtorch” no one could stop

Fires are not uncommon in Greece's forests, which cover almost half its territory, and the Mount Penteli area has suffered regularly in the past decades.

Sepilok orangutan sanctuary welcomes 3 newborns

However, the celebration was marred by the death of an orangutan in the wild.

‘Unknown’ project putting Bukit Cerakah forest reserve at risk, says group

Environmentalists and residents question development work in environmentally sensitive area in Shah Alam.

Peruvian Amazon undergoing deforestation at accelerating pace, official says

The primary causes of the deforestation were agriculture, livestock raising, illegal logging, clandestine mining, and drug trafficking.

Corrupt officials to blame for loss of Kenya’s forest cover

A government task force in Kenya has called for the management of the Kenya Forest Service to be fired and some of its staff investigated for alleged corruption leading to illegal logging and deforestation.

Thai environment protesters stage largest demonstration since start of military rule

Around 1,250 people protested against the building of a government luxury housing project on forested land in the foothills of Doi Suthep.

Trees tell story of WW2 battleship

The Tirpitz, a German World War Two battleship, had a great impact on the forests of Norway.

New life for Portugal’s oldest forest ravaged by fires

Around 3,000 volunteers on Sunday began an ambitious reforestation project in Portugal's oldest forest, ravaged by last year's devastating wild fires.

Madagascar makes arrest after lemurs found dead

Twelve lemur corpses were found in a forest in the region of Alaotra-Mangoro.

Chanel attacked for felling trees for Paris fashion show

Karl Lagerfeld created a spectacular mid-winter wood for his Paris catwalk Tuesday, but immediately fell foul of environmental activists who accused him of felling century-old trees for the show.

Today’s elephants don’t interbreed like ancient species

Today's savanna and forest elephants do not interbreed, unlike ancient species of elephants and mammoths.

PKR: Nov 13 rally reflects Sarawakian natives’ sense of betrayal

Baru Bian says the refusal to legally recognise age-old land rights concepts of ‘pemakai menoa’ and ‘pulau galau’ has stirred alarm about loss of land.

Research worker missing in Sabah forest found 5 days later

MA Tajuddin Mustapha, 44, lost his way in the forest when he took a detour to look for herbs.

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