WWF- Malaysia : Our Solutions

Dr Christy Williams of WWF putting a radio collar on a Bornean Pygmy elephant (<i>Elephas ... rel=
Dr Christy Williams of WWF putting a radio collar on a Bornean Pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis). The collar has a GPS and a satellite unit. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia.
© WWF-Canon / A. Christy WILLIAMS

A place for oil palm and elephants

In the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains in Sabah on the island of Borneo, WWF provides long-term and sustainable future prospects for the economical, ecological and socio-cultural development of the area.
Here, as well as in Peninsular Malaysia, WWF's Forest Conversion Programme is working closely with palm oil industry partners to identify ways for the sector to continue developing while ensuring that valuable forest areas are not converted into palm oil plantations.

In order to achieve this, WWF is promoting  a methodology called High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs). This  methodology provides companies with an opportunity to fulfil aspects of their own environmental and social policy while enhancing their public reputation.

Another key objective towards a more sustainable development are Best (or Better) Management Practices  for oil palm plantations to ensure sound land use policies and good management practices.

At the global level, WWF is involved with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international forum that was established in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through cooperation within the supply chain.

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