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Purpose of Collaboration

To explore the potential of sustainable development efforts in Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA).

Scope of the Collaboration

To achieve the purpose mentioned above, Yayasan Sabah Group and Yayasan PETRONAS have determined the following areas that may be mutually beneficial to both parties :
* To explore the safeguarding and conservation of the ICCA’s core zone and its buffer zones as Protected Area.
* To explore the potential to increase carbon sink through forest rehabilitation.
* To explore the research and development potentials of the ICCA biological diversity and promote sustainable usage, whilst safeguarding its natural resources.
* To promote the Imbak Canyon Studies Centre (ICSC) as a training and education centre in conservation, natural history, ecology, forestry and related sciences in support of the ICCA Strategic Management Plan.
* To explore on the enhancement of the local communities’ capability to achieve sustainable livelihood and instill sustainable practices based on their surrounding environment; and
* To explore on the potential collaboration with relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable development programmes.

Yayasan Sabah’s collaborative partner for Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA) is PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national oil and gas company. The collaboration shall see implementation of various programmes in ICCA related to public awareness, environment education, community outreach, research and capacity building. Also being undertaken are preliminary works towards the construction of the Imbak Canyon Studies Centre, and the Imbak Canyon Strategic Management Plan.

Objectives of the partnership are as follow:

1. To manage ICCA as a protected area and promote sustainable use of natural resources
2. Training of local communities in biodiversity conservation
3. Enhance capacity building among staff of YSG/PETRONAS and other stakeholder agencies
4. Formulation of Imbak Canyon Conservation Area Strategic Management Plan
5. Establishment of relevant field facilities for Education and Research

PROGRAM JALINAN KOMUNITI – FEBRUARY 5, 2014

One of the programmes under the Yayasan Sabah-Petronas Imbak Canyon Conservation Partnership is engagement with villagers living in the surrounding area of Imbak Canyon. On February 5, 2014, engagement will be with the people of Mukim Pinangah.  The venue for the event is SMK Pinangah.  In 2012, Yayasan Sabah and Petronas organized similar programme in […]

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ULU KINABATANGAN INFORMATION CENTRE AND JETTY AT KG IMBAK

The year 2009 marked an important milestone in the history of Imbak Canyon Conservation Area! This was the year that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Malaysia’s National Oil and Gas Company generously approved sponsorship amounting to RM6 million for the development of Imbak Canyon as one of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The sponsorship by Petronas […]

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18 JULY, 2013 – 9TH IMBAK STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

The Imbak Steering Committee held its 9th Meeting on 18 July, 2013 at Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC. During the meeting, Yayasan Sabah (Conservation & Environmental Management Division) updated the committee members on the progress of implemention of the various programmes, namely environmental education, public awareness, community outreach, research, ethno-forestry study/documentation, capacity building and preliminary works […]

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1st MEETING OF IMBAK CANYON TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

An Imbak Canyon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established to advise on the preparation of the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area Management Plan and to make policy recommendations to the Imbak Canyon Management Committee (ICMC). Members comprise the following: Mr. Frederick Kugan, Deputy Director, Sabah Forestry Department (Chairman) Dr. Robert Ong, Sabah Forestry Department Dr. Jamili […]

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PENINSULAR MALAYSIA STUDY TOUR

Study Tour to Peninsular Malaysia, held from February 25 to March 10, 2013, covered Pahang National Park; Pulau Banding/Roya Belum, Perak;Langkawi Geo Park and Penang National Park. Outcome of the study tours are reports on lessons learned in relation to Administration and Finance, Conservation and Research, Development and Maintenance and Hospitality and Recreation.  These are […]

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Other Conservation Areas
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