SIG partnered with the Global Environment Centre (GEC) to develop Malaysia’s first Integrated Fire Management Plan (IFMP), for the North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest.
This forest is over 80,000 hectares of peatland conservation reserve dissected by old logging canals and surrounded by communities and growing industrial landscapes. Only an hours drive from Kuala Lumpur the site is fast becoming a part of the local tourism attractions and ecotourism programs are embedded within the conservation area.
SIG worked hand in hand with GEC to design the structure of the IFMP, develop a series of high level management principles that could flow into longer term strategies and be delivered on the ground as implementable actions. The report, finalised in May 2014 has been endorsed by the Provincial Selangor Government and Department of Forestry (who are the land stewardship holders).
Key to the success of this plan is the cooperation and collaborative processes that it builds with the communities and the government agencies who all carry a stake in the process.