Restoration of North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest through community-based peatlands water management and rehabilitation
Global Environment Centre (GEC) and HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd have been in a long-term partnership (since 2011) rehabilitating North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (NSPSF) through various community-based rehabilitation and protection initiatives.
In 2022, the partnership renewed as the bank made a sizable contribution of RM500,000 to rehabilitate Raja Musa Forest Reserve (RMFR) and Sungai Karang Forest Reserve (SKFR) located within the NSPSF through community-based peatlands water management and rehabilitation.
The project aims to promote sustainable management and wise use of peatlands in NSPSF to sustain local livelihoods; reduce risk of fire and associated haze and greenhouse gas emissions; contribute to local and global environmental management initiatives; and generate benefits for present and future generations.
Duration: April 2022 – December 2024
Funder: HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
- To enhance the implementation of Integrated Management Plan for North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (2014 – 2023) and surrounding areas through strengthening the capacity of local community, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and testing of innovative approaches and rehabilitation in selected project sites.
- Activity 1: Rewetting and forest rehabilitation in RMFR & SKFR
- Activity 2: Capacity building for stakeholders and establishment of forest protection groups
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