Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sabah has one of richest biodiversities - JICA

Sabah has one of the richest biodiversities in the world with an area of 59 per cent covered by forests, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) chief representative in Malaysia, Tsutomo Nagae. However, he said, it was faced with the threat of extinction due to the rapid economic development in the state.

As such, biodiversity conservation measures were considered necessary to be implemented as soon as possible in order to improve the situation, he said in his remarks at the closing of the Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) at 1Borneo, near here, today.

Nagae said the Japanese government, through JICA, strongly committed itself to biodiversity conservation and had implemented the Bornean Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation (BBEC) programme in Sabah since 2002, in cooperation with various implementing agencies including the Sabah government and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

On the first phase of BBEC, he said the project focused on technology transfer with regard to building up the monitoring and research skills of different agencies, while the second phase focused on policy aspect by linking conservation activities with the decision-making process.

Read more on : http://kepkas.sabah.gov.my/index.php/archived-news-2011/37850-sabah-has-one-of-richest-biodiversities 

Green Sabah says: Biodiversity is threatened not only when species are made extinct, but also when the dynamics are disturbed. Conserving biodiversity is thus a delicate balancing act that many international and national bodies are striving to master. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Musa Aman said that Sabah has achieved remarkable success in protecting its forests and biodiversity through the implementation of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).

14 comments:

Mohd Ishak said...

Harap kerajaan dan masyarakat Sabah akan berusaha melindungi biodiversiti kita ini.

Mohd Ishak said...

Diharapkan projek BBEC ini mampu membantu pemuliharaan dan pemeliharan biodiversiti Sabah.

Scarlett said...

Tidak dinafikan bahawa pembangunan yang dilakukan di negeri ini serba sedikit telah mengancam biodiversiti yang ada. Namun usaha kerajaan menerusi SFM dapat melindungi biodiversiti di negeri ini.

Scarlett said...

Semoga BBEC ini dapat membantu dalam memulihara dan memelihara sistem biodiversiti di Sabah.

rebirth said...

the Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition indicate that Semporna may have the world’s highest marine biodiversity. the expedition yielded a record number of 43 species of mushroom corals. furthermore, some new species were discovered, among which at least two shrimps and possibly a number of gall crabs.. so this may be a proof that Sabah indeed has one of richest biodiversity.

azman said...

kepelbagaian biodiversiti yang ada di Sabah harus sentiasa dijaga agar ianya terus kekal.

azman said...

usaha untuk menjaga alam sekitar sememangnya baik dan perlu disokong oleh semua pihak.

Irish said...

Satu daripada kawasan biodiversiti yang paling hangat di Sabah ialah Taman Kinabalu. Taman tersebut sahaja dilaporkan mengandungi 4000 spesis tumbuhan vaskular (Beaman and Beaman, 1990). Taman Kinabalu juga telah dijadikan sebagai tapak khazanah dunia memandangkan signifikan sumber genetiknya.

Irish said...

Dalam proses pembangunan dan globalisasi, terdapat banyak cabaran yang dihadapi dalam pemuliharaan sumber biodiversiti. Ini ternyata, khususnya, di negara-negara yang sedang membangun di mana negara maju yang kaya akan mengeksploitasikan hutan tropika negara membangun yang kaya dengan biodiversitinya bagi tujuan untuk mengaut keuntungan. Satu contoh ialah pembangunan ubat-ubatan bagi industri farmaseutikal melalui prospek bio. Kemunculan pelancongan berasaskan alam semulajadi atau pelancongan eko adalah satu aktiviti penting yang boleh mendatangkan hasil kepada negara membangun. Pelancongan eko, jika tidak dilaksanakan dengan teratur boleh menyebabkan kerosakan biodiversiti. Oleh itu, ianya mesti diurus selaras dengan usaha pemuliharaan.

mantra said...

Sabah kaya dgn pelbagaian hidupan flora dan fauna, namun ada segelintir yang terancam. kita perlu ambil tindakan untuk memelihra kepelbagaian di Sabah.

Hanroizin said...

So protect our ecosystem...

Green Sabah said...

That's right Mantra. Efforts must be taken to protect and conserve the biodiversity, it would be a shame to see them going extinct.

Green Sabah said...

While on developments, we should not forget to protect the environment as well.

Green Sabah said...

Good information, Irish. It is interesting to know that the Kinabalu National Park is rich is such diverse variety of plants.

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