Restoration of NSPSF through Community -Based Peatlands Water Management and Rehabilitation

In July 2017, our partnership continues with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad through a three year project to further expand the rehabilitation initiative through local community participation at North-eastern and South-eastern part of the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest. With total area of 2000 hectare, this rehabilitation initiative implements sustainable management and wise use of peatlands, reduce risk of fire and associated haze and contribute to socioeconomic development of local community. On top of that, it complements the implementation of Integrated Management Plan for North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest 2014 – 2023.

Duration: 2017-2019

Funder: HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Partners: Kuala Selangor District Council, Selangor State Forestry Department (SSFD), District Education Office, Sahabat Hutan Gambut

Project Goal:

To promote sustainable management and wise use of peatlands in North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest and the surrounding areas, so that

Aim/objective:

To enhance the implementation of Integrated Management Plan for North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (2014 – 2023) and surrounding areas through strengthened capacity of local community, multistakeholder partnerships, and testing of innovative approaches and rehabilitation in selected project site.

Project Progress:

Activity1: Rehabilitation of degraded areas of North-eastern and South-eastern part of NSPSF (Bukit Belata (Extension) & Sungai Karang Forest Reserves)

Activity 2: Strengthen and empowerment of the Local communities and the private sector in the protection and wise use in North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest and surrounding areas to prevent and control fires

Activity 3: Enhance the engagement of school children in peatland conservation, (Peatland Forest Ranger Programme & Junior Peatland Forest Ranger)

Activity 4: Promote the importance of community based peatlands water management and rehabilitation, especially North-eastern and South-eastern part of NSPSF (Bukit Belata (Extension) & Sungai Karang Forest Reserves to the general public.

For more information about the project, please e-mail us at outreach@gec.org.my