Forest & Coastal Programme

Dwindling of forest and wetlands habitats often negatively affecting socio-economic development of a country, climate regulation and environmental stability. By managing the forest and wetland sustainably, the negative impacts can be mitigated. In GEC, we promote and support sustainable management of forests and wetlands. Our aim is to conserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change through awareness and rehabilitation at local, national and regional levels. The main focus is development and promotion of community-based forest management and rehabilitation activities. GEC also support international cooperation and national actions to reduce deforestation, prevent forest degration and fires, promote a sustainable livelihood and better income among forest - dependent communites.


Project Sites


Forest and Coastal Rehabilitation Projects  

Indigenous Community Participation in Peatland Water Management and Forest Rehabilitation Work in Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR)

Project status: Ongoing

This project aims to enhance engagement of local and indigenous communities residing near the forest reserve by creating opportunities through conserving the peat swamp forest ecosystem.

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Community based Recreational Fishery and Ecotourism in Sembilan Islands

Project status: Ongoing

The three year project focuses on exploring opportunities for the indentification of community-based resource management areas

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Southern Manjung Mangroves: Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest and Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Programme

Project status: Ongoing

The Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest (RCMF) & Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Programme (SALP) in Southern Manjung, Perak offi­cially began in October 2014, aims at rehabilitating degraded mangrove belt along the Southern Manjung mangrove coastal through community based rehabilitation programme.

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Partnership in Conservation and Rehabilitation of Forest Compartment 32 & Forest Compartment 70 Boundary of Raja Musa Forest Reserve

Project status: Completed

Funded by Sime Darby Foundation Malaysia, this project objective was to strengthen the efforts for fire prevention, rehabilitation and conservation of the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest.

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Participation of Friends of North Selangor Peatland Forest in Peat Water Management and Forest Rehabilitation Adjacent to Raja Musa Forest Reserve

Project status: Completed

GEC partnership with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad began in 2011, aimed to rehabilitate Raja Musa Peat Swamp Forest through community participation. The three year project resulted in the establishment of a local community group who are aware and concerned about the peat swamp forest degradation issues called Friends of North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (FNSPSF); and development of peatland environmental education programme called Peatland Forest Ranger, to educate school children on the importance of environmental protection on peat swamp forest.

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One Tyre One Good Deed Campaign

Project status: Completed

With the launched of Ecopia EP100A, Bridgestone Tyre Sales Malaysia Sdn Bhd has strengthen its committment to the environment through "One Tyre One Good Deed" campaign in which 1 ringgit will be contributed towards rehabilitation activities in Raja Musa FR for every tyre being sold.

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Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation for Village Protection and Sustainable Community Livelihood

Project status: Completed

The two year duration project focused on rehabilitating degraded mangrove belt along Bernam River through ecological mangrove rehabilitation (EMR) approach. Eight hectare of the degraded area was rehabilitated with local community participation to recover the degraded mangrove to its nearest original condition and to prevent intrusion of river water into the village.

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Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve Fire Prevention Initiatives

Project status: Completed

Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve is a 960 ha area of peat swamp forest. It supports the conservation of rare species of flora and fauna and has significant importance to local community and indigenous that have loved in the area and harvested its resources for many years. In 2014, more than 350 ha of the forest got burnt during the dry season.

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Sustainable Use of Peatland Forests in Southeast Asia - Raja Musa Forest Reserve (Pilot site), Malaysia

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