Tuesday, May 15, 2007
My Adventure to Save Belum-Temengor
The Perak State Government finally saw the light of reason as they announced on 10th May 2007 that the Royal Belum State Park has been officially gazetted. This means that a total of 117,500 hectares has been put aside as a permanent forest reserve with no further logging activities or any of that sort of hanky panky going on.
Looks like the politicans there have to try to find somewhere else to make a fast buck.
The State had been under increased pressure especially after the Belum-Temengor postcard campaign, and it quickly announced that logging in the Temengor Forest Reserve would come to a halt in 2008, late last year.
But still, like the pepatah, "dapat betis, nakkan peha pula" , we tend to further pursue with the state government with additional requests:
1) The extension of the Royal Belum State Park to include the Temengor Forest Reserve.
2) Protection of the natural forest stretch flanking the East-West highway from conversion to plantation.
3) Developing a site conservation management plan for the State Park Together the Royal Belum State Park and Temengor Forest Reserve (here after referred to as Belum-Temengor Complex).
The last time I was there was in 2005, logging was still evident and you could see the detrimental effects of the logging to the area . Let's hope we can preserve whats left our our natural heritage before the shit hits the fan.