Yayasan PETRONAS Tree Planting Activities - Walk4Trees
The Walk4Trees is a programme funded by Yayasan PETRONAS mainly aims to make positive impacts towards employees’ health and support PETRONAS’ sustainability agenda through a nationwide tree planting initiative.
The programme is supporting the community-based rehabilitation efforts through tree planting activities at degraded areas in Permanent Forest Reserves or protected areas by the authorities. For tree planting activities under the programme, GEC has been appointed to manage the overall coordination of planting trees at degraded sites in 11 states in Malaysia.
Phase 1 – To plant 30,000 tree saplings with local communities at 9 sites in 6 states (Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Penang, Perak, and Selangor)
Phase 2 – To plant 20,000 tree saplings with PETRONAS employees and local communities at 9 sites in 9 states (Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu)
Yayasan PETRONAS has pledged to plant a tree in designated sites for every one million steps achieved by the employees in 2020 – 2021. The target is 20 billion steps, which is equivalent to 20 000 trees to be planted. Besides that, this initiative will benefit local communities through community nurseries establishment and management and maintenance of planted trees activities.
Duration: 2020 - 2023
Funder: Yayasan PETRONAS
- To conserve the environment by planting 50,000 trees with 70% survival rate within the next three years.
- To contribute to carbon sequestration by establishing carbon sinks in the form of mangroves, dipterocarps and indigenous species.
- To enable communities in the selected areas to either start or expand nurseries for tree-planting, which in turn, would improve their livelihood.
- Received written approvals for all 14 planting sites in 11 states in Malaysia.
- A total of 53,321 seedlings have been collected, sown and raised at 14 community nurseries (Click HERE for photos)
- From the total number of seedlings raised, 16,152 saplings have been planted at the degraded sites.
- Fire prevention and water management at Raja Musa Forest Reserve (RMFR):
⇒ Seven (7) community members participated and completed the construction of four (4) units of canal blocks in May to prevent outflow of peatland water, rewet the area and prevent fire (degraded and drained peatlands are prone to forest fires).
⇒ Selected, trained and appointed local community patrollers to monitor peat water table (Click HERE to find out why) and to detect any form of encroachment, wildlife hunting and peatland fire occurrences.
- Community benefits: the project rewards the local communities who are involved in the establishment of community nurseries, collecting and raising seedlings and planting trees at degrades sites as well as monitoring and patrolling the area.
For more infomation on the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .