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PROTECTION


Forest Protection

The protection unit was formed to prevent, monitor and control encroachments within the project area, such as illegal felling, illegal cultivation, illegal occupation, forest fire and poaching. Patrolling is done by ground patrol, river patrol and aerial surveillance. Illegal felling along the boundaries is still detected in small scale.

Location of Forest Checking Stations (FCS) within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM

 

Frequency of patrolling activity and poaching activity within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area in 2017
Frequency of patrolling activity and poaching activity within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area in 2017

 

Frequency of patrolling activity and poaching activity within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area since 2015
Frequency of patrolling activity and poaching activity within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area since 2015

 


In 2017, no illegal timber felling was recorded within the project area. Anti-Poaching Task Force at departmental (i.e. Ulu Segama-Malua and Lahad Datu Districts) and inter agencies (i.e. Police, Yayasan Sabah, Sabah Wildlife Department) were constantly executed to combat poaching activities. SFD has identified and dismantled three (3) access roads that are believed to be actively used by poachers to enter at the southern part of Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartments 271, 294 and 318. The dismantling works commenced with great cooperation by the neighboring oil palm plantations. For patrolling activities, at least 188 days of patrol efforts were carried out throughout the year and identified seven (7) signs of poaching activities (Figure 2). Two (2) incidents were recorded in January, February and December and one (1) in July. Graph in Figure 3 shows that increase of patrolling frequency by 4 activities and an increased number of poaching incidents by 3 cases compared to 2016.

 

Dismantling access road at the South-West Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment 133 which are believed regularly used by poachers to enter forest reserves illegally Dismantling access road at the South-West Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment 133 which are believed regularly used by poachers to enter forest reserves illegally
Dismantling access road at the South-West Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment 133 which are believed regularly used by poachers to enter forest reserves illegally

Routine inspections and dismantling illegal access road at the Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment 294Routine inspections and dismantling illegal access road at the Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment  Cpt.271
Routine inspections and dismantling illegal access road at the Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve i.e. Compartment 294 (left) and Cpt.271 (right)

Boundary inspection at the North Ulu Segama Forest Reserve bordering to AAP plantationBoundary inspection at the Southern Ulu Segama FR bordering to Dewata Plantation
Boundary inspection at the North Ulu Segama Forest Reserve bordering to AAP plantation (left) and Southern Ulu Segama FR bordering to Dewata Plantation (right)

 

Joint night patrolling with WWF-Malaysia under the Anti-Poaching Task Force initiativeJoint night patrolling with WWF-Malaysia under the Anti-Poaching Task Force initiative
Joint night patrolling with WWF-Malaysia under the Anti-Poaching Task Force initiative

Joint patrolling with MCEE Tawau via Anti-Poaching Task Force initiativeJoint patrolling with MCEE Tawau via Anti-Poaching Task Force initiative

 

Protection Unit (Click to view achievements of Protection Unit)

 

Forest Fire Monitoring

The Protection unit was formed to patrol and monitor forest fire incidents across the project area. Patrolling was done by ground patrol, river patrol and aerial surveillance. In 2017, frequency of patrolling activities has increased to 188 days as compared to previous years. This include 21 frequencies of river patrolling in Sg Segama which cover accumulated distance of about 490km, and 4 aerial surveillances which was carried out in January, February, April and May 2017. Since 2015, no forest fire incident was detected as shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2.

Frequency of patrolling and forest fire incidents within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area in 2017
Figure 1: Frequency of patrolling and forest fire incidents within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area in 2017

 

Frequency of patrolling and forest fire incidents within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area since 2015

Figure 2: Frequency of patrolling and forest fire incidents within Ulu Segama-Malua SFM area since 2015

 

Boundary checking (Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) and river inspection (Sg Segama at the Northern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) via aerial surveyBoundary checking (Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) and river inspection (Sg Segama at the Northern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) via aerial survey
Boundary checking (Southern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) and river inspection (Sg Segama at the Northern Ulu Segama Forest Reserve) via aerial survey

 

River patrolling along Sg. Segama and Sg. BoleRiver patrolling along Sg. Segama and Sg. Bole
River patrolling along Sg. Segama and Sg. Bole


Protected Area Protected Area
Threatened & Endangered Species (Orang Utan) - based on Aerial and Ground Survey Threatened & Endangered Species (Orang Utan) - based on Aerial and Ground Survey
Rare,Tthreatened & Endangered Ecosystems (lowland dipterocarp forest) Rare,Tthreatened & Endangered Ecosystems
     
 


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