AEON Malaysia visits Bukit Piton Forest Reserve
AEON Malaysia representatives, Pn. Nor Laila Mohd Samin, Pn. Asah Sulaiman, Fansuri Alias, Anaz Hidayat, Aqiel Azmi Khair together with the WWF-Malaysia project team.
AEON Malaysia made their visit in March 2015 to the Bukit Piton Forest Reserve, previously known as North Ulu Segama to check on the progress of the reforestation efforts at their sponsored blocks. Bukit Piton Forest Reserve (Class I protection forest), or previously known as North Ulu Segama (NUS) is part of Ulu Segama Malua Forest Reserve in the Heart of Borneo (HoB). It is one of the many heavily logged forest areas in Sabah.
AEON Malaysia is supporting the project by investing RM500,000 over a period of 5 years which started in 2010. This funding will cover approximately 80 hectares and will support the planting of fast-growing tree species, many of which will provide food for local fauna, including one of NUS’s main priorities, the orang-utan. WWF-Malaysia is working through its Sabah and HoB programmes to restore and rehabilitate the forests in Sabah with the primary aim of increasing habitats for orang-utan and for protecting other forest biodiversity.