The Environment and You (E & You) marked its last year in June 2014. The 6-year project was in partnership with Curriculum Development Division (CDD) in the Ministry of Education. It emphasizes the integration of Environmental Education in the classrooms, within the school compound and field visits. Through E & You, various teaching and learning materials were developed and are currently shared in the Virtual Learning Environment of 1BestariNet, accessible to more than 10,000 schools.

Priority Conservation Areas (PCA) for forest biodiversity covering remaining intact and connected forests, endangered forest types and species habitats, identified by WWF-Malaysia’s Sabah Terrestrial Conservation Programme and other NGOs to support government conservation commitments have been included in the Sabah Government landuse policy, the Sabah Structure Plan (SSP) 2014-2033 as Environmental Sensitive Areas and proposed as protected forests. The SSP will serve as a strong policy instrument to minimize the threat to PCAs from conversion and degradation.

WWF-Malaysia Sabah Terrestrial Conservation Programme’s advocacy with Sabah Forestry Department and engagement with the Government of Malaysia-UNDP project on multiple use forest landscapes helped develop a conservation-friendly land use plan in the buffer zone of Maliau Basin. This has resulted in avoidance of conversion of about 11,600 ha of the eastern buffer zone, 7,500 ha forests to be protected for forest connectivity; 32,500 ha of forests to be reclassified as protection forests, and about 10,000 ha to be maintained under natural forest cover.

Earlier wildlife surveys conducted in the Ulu Segama Malua area identified North Ulu Segama (Bukit Piton) as an important area for orangutans. The area was logged over several times in the past and coupled with drought-related fires have resulted in a severely degraded landscape. An area of 2,400ha of prime importance to orangutans was identified for forest restoration to provide a home for the orangutans. Since then, orangutans have been spotted using the newly grown trees for food, shelter, and travel.

WWF-Malaysia’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) signed an agreement each with Sabah Forestry Department, Kumpulan Pengurusan Kayu Kayan Terengganu, and Pesama Timber Sdn Bhd to recruit them as the Forest and Trade Participants. These participants comprise of suppliers, producers and purchasers across the supply chain of the forest industry. By signing the agreement, these three agencies are committed to eliminate illegal logging, drive improvements in the management of valuable and threatened forests, improve businesses by reducing risks, and to be transparent in their procurement policy.

Improved partnership between WWF-Malaysia and Perak State Parks Corporation established, enabling the implementation of at least 8 management recommendations which increased management effectiveness of the Royal Belum State Park. To increase awareness and strengthen the argument for the protection of Ulu Muda, reports on the assessment of Ulu Muda’s freshwater fisheries and wildlife diversity were produced, and a Nature Interpretive Center (NIC) was set up. The NIC Joint Committee meetings and presentation of these assessments provided a neutral platform for stakeholders of different jurisdictional authority to collectively work towards the conservation of Ulu Muda forests.