Can forest conservation and logging activities be reconciled for sustainable future? A case of Deramakot Forest Reserve in Borneo / Silverina Anabelle Kibat, Anderson Ngelambong and Vickson E Tabak

Kibat, Silverina Anabelle and Ngelambong, Anderson and Tabak, Vickson E (2019) Can forest conservation and logging activities be reconciled for sustainable future? A case of Deramakot Forest Reserve in Borneo / Silverina Anabelle Kibat, Anderson Ngelambong and Vickson E Tabak. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3. pp. 80-87. ISSN 2600-7274

Abstract

Sabah has a long history in the timber industry. While no doubt that logging is a significant source for local economies, it can also contribute to deforestation and forest degradation. Due to the critical importance of timber to human society has led to active logging activities that fail to consider the long-term impact on the forest ecosystems and all who depend on them. The forest in Sabah was fast depleting and the only option was to manage it sustainably or risk losing this economic resource. Because of this, Deramakot Forest Reserve was chosen for sustainable forest management by the Forest Department in Sabah with technical help from the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). This paper identifies the success of Deramakot Forest Reserve in becoming the first and longest tropical rainforest in the world to receive the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) gold standard in forest management, how their Forest Management Plan (FMP) has to produce ecologically sustainable timber and taking into consideration the needs of indigenous people who live within the area and today is one of the most diverse wildlife sanctuaries in world.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Kibat, Silverina Anabellesilve598@sabah.uitm.edu.my
Ngelambong, Andersonanderson@ppinang.uitm.edu.my
Tabak, Vickson Evicksontabak@gmail.com
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation > Malaysia
S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Environmental aspects of forestry
S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Environmental aspects of forestry > Malaysia
S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Exploitation and utilization (Including timber trees, fuelwood, logging, transportation, valuation)
S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Timber
S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Timber > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
ISSN: 2600-7274
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 80-87
Official URL: https://ejssh.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 29483
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation; sustainability; forest management; Deramakot; eco-tourism; logging
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29483

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