Recently our OECM (Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures) team in Peninsular Malaysia were joined by SEARRP’s key senior field staff from Sabah, to conduct site visits for the project. Together they visited two areas in Pahang:(i) UiTM’s University campus forest reserve in the Jengka Forest Reserve, Pahang; and (ii) Benus Bird Camp, Jerantut, Pahang. The team conducted site-assessments against the OECM criteria for assessing potential OECMs in Malaysia, while also testing the Forest Integrity Assessment (FIA) smartphone application in the field.
It was an amazing opportunity for our team to spend time in the forests of Pahang, exchange knowledge with partners, gain ideas and insight on forest assessments with the UiTM team and share experiences with the community leader of the Benus Bird Camp. The SEARRP team is incredibly grateful to our project partners and we are already looking forward to working on more joint initiatives on forest conservation efforts throughout Malaysia. Learn more about the OECM project here.