The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
System of Rice Intensification Farming
in Ba’ Kelalan
Ba’ Kelalan sits about 900 metres above sea level in northern Sarawak, whereby the communities are mainly paddy farmers. Since 2017, WWF-Malaysia has been helping farmers adopt the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) farming method that is chemical-free and uses water optimally. Through SRI, farmers have been getting higher yields than before. Therefore, the project indirectly reduces pressure to open up more land for farming and the forest catchment that supplies water has remained intact.
In Long Semadoh, WWF-Malaysia works with the communities in restoring degraded riverbanks of the upper Trusan River. Together with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, science-based and sustainable solutions using soft engineering approaches were introduced in 2019. The objective is to restore degraded riverbanks that eventually promote the regrowth of natural vegetation, and this, in turn, protects the communities' farmlands.
Sustainable Forest Management
in the Kuba’an-Puak Corridor
This corridor project is part of our ongoing work on sustainable forest management and community empowerment. Since 2015, we have been working closely with the communities that live within and rely on the forests. Here, our work involves:
- Capacity building and empowering communities in decision-making processes on sustainable forest management.
- Improving well-being and promoting healthy living conditions such as basic sanitation, waste disposal, and personal hygiene.
- Developing and marketing communities products such as handicrafts for income generation.
- Developing subsistence farming, sustainable fishing such as tagang system.
- Conservation through Ba’ Kelalan Adan Rice - Heirloom rice of the Lun Bawang people
- Pemuliharaan menerusi Beras Adan Ba’ Kelalan - Beras pusaka masyarakat Lun Bawang di Ba’ Kelalan
- Bual R&D with Dr Jason Hon, Head of Conservation WWF-Malaysia
- FDS and WWF-Malaysia extend another five-year collaboration
- Stewardship of Kuba'an-Puak
- NTFP as a source of income to improve local communities' living standards
- Save the forests, Help the Penan
- Penan handicraft making
- Sistem Intensifikasi Padi di Ba’ Kelalan
- Empowering communities, improving livelihoods, sustaining forest
- Sustainable Rice Farming in the Highlands
- Making rice production more environment-friendly
- Protecting rivers and livelihoods in Long Semadoh highlands
- Implementing Sustainable Forest Management Through Kuba'an-Puak Corridor Project
- Coffee Table Book on Penan’s close relationship with nature and contribution in Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)