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

Partnership in Conservation and Rehabilitation of Forest Compartment 32 & Forest Compartment 70 Boundary of Raja Musa Forest Reserve is a project funded by Sime Darby Foundation Malaysia to strengthen the efforts for fire prevention, rehabilitation and conservation of the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest. The project directly addresses one of Dime Darby Foundation key priorities – namely conservation of the environment. The project dedicates itself to a program of conservation to protect and rehabilitate the 20 hectares of degraded forests in Forest Compartment 32, Raja Musa Forest Reserve. The rehabilitation activities will be undertaken through community participation. The rehabilitated area, in addition helping bring back peat swamp forest to its original conditions, will also reduce incidences of peatland fires through enhanced water management and fire prevention measures in RMFR and adjacent lands including Sime Darby estates.

Duration: April 2014 - March 2017

Funder: Sime Darby Foundation

Partners: Kuala Selangor District Council, Selangor State Forestry Department

Target groups: Local community, Sime Darby Plantation


Summary of achievements :

Since commencement of the project in 2014, more than 20,000 peat saplings has been raised in a community nursery managed by Friends of North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (FSPSF) to support planting activities at the forest reserve; a total of 18,500 saplings were planted in 20 ha area of Forest Compartment 32  at RMFR and 69 canal blocks were constructed to raise water table to reduce GHG emissions, enhancing natural regeneration, preventing fire and providing water supply to existing oil palm plantations adjacent to forest reserve including Sime Darby Plantation (Raja Musa division). Thirty piezometers were also installed to monitor the water level at the project site. A capacity building programme on Best Management Practices (BMP) on Oil Palm Plantation for 27 smallholders adjacent to the forest reserve was organised in partnership with Sime Darby Plantation and Yayasan Sime Darby. The project activities have also supported the implementation of integrated Management Plan for NSPSF 2014-2023.

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