August 20, 2019

We have received a tip-off for active logging that recently began at the northern tip of Pahang, in Ulu Jelai Forest Reserve (May-Jul). The logging trail begins from the Kelantan border. We compared the satellite imagery submitted (Figure 1; time-lapse) against GLAD al...

July 12, 2019

Recent satellite images detected clear-felling activities within Sg. Nipah PRF in Kemaman District and Rasau Kerteh PRF in Dungun District, Terengganu. Figure 1 shows a summary of the affected areas.

Gambaran satelit terkini menunjukkan aktiviti penebangan habis telah d...

March 31, 2019

*Edits - 12 April 2019*

We have received feedback from our readers that some mistakes were made about the land status and history of Endau Rompin in the original write-up. Thank you for reaching out! The original source stating that  both Pahang and Johor used State Par...

November 27, 2018

On the 22nd of November, a video was shared on Facebook about a blockade by Perak Forestry Department at Pos Kuala Mu located in the Kuala Kangsar district. In the video, the president of Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (PEKA) was stopped from accessing the eco-chalet...

June 8, 2018

*UPDATE: New imagery added for the still-pristine Jengka Forest Reserve (as of Feb 2019) - see end of article

First off, a big thank you for submitting information regarding the above. We have received 5 pictures of:


1) a letter from KDYMM Pahang's private secretary to...

June 4, 2018

There was much talk in 2017 about the formation of a platform for effective information dissemination among CFS stakeholders – much talk by multiple quarters who had different visions for this platform. The CFS Roundtable was one (30 Nov 17). My Forest Watch was anothe...

May 31, 2018

The Central Forest Spine (CFS) initiative is the brainchild of the Malaysian Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (now known as ‘PLANMalaysia’) and was first publicized in 2009 through the department’s CFS-Master Plan (CFS-MP). Elements of the wide-ranging m...

May 23, 2018

“Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine Landscape”, or IC-CFS, is a GEF-funded (Global Environment Facility) project with the objective of “Sustainable land and forest management in the Central Forest Spine (CFS) Landscape secures the critical wildlife habi...

April 25, 2018

On the 30th of November 2017, Civil Society Organizations from all over Peninsular Malaysia with an interest in the Central Forest Spine (CFS) initiative convened for the first time to share issues faced in the implementation of the CFS, information on individual envir...

April 18, 2018

On the 16th of April, Perak NGO Kumpulan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (KUASA) published a short, telling exposé with an image (below) bearing the title “HUTAN SIMPAN KEKAL (HSK) DI NEGERI PERAK YANG TELAH DIMANSUHKAN SEJAK TAHUN 2009 MENGIKUT REKOD NGO ALAM SEKITAR” (Eng: Dega...

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