30 Jun '11, 2pm

Forest Habitat Protected, Positive Result for Orangutans and Elephants

Forest Habitat Protected, Positive Result for Orangutans and Elephants

© naturepl.com / Tim Laman / WWF Nearly 750,000 acres of forest has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in the Malaysian state of Sabah, quadrupling the amount of land under FSC certification. This certification assures that these Malaysian forest reserves will be managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way, and will: Protect endangered wildlife Encourage sustainable forest management Enhance livelihoods of local communities Prohibit illegal deforestation An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. © N.C. Turner / WWF-Canon Wildlife conservation and economic benefits These newly certified areas are home to the world’s highest density population of the Bornean orangutan as well the Bornean pygmy elephant and the protection of forests is crucial for th...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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