We believe forest conservation should adopt a holistic, outcome-oriented approach. The active process of identifying, protecting and managing conservation areas is more important than simply declaring vast areas of land for conservation.
APRIL Group’s ‘ring concept’ approach creates a buffer zone to protect conservation areas from encroachment, while mosaic plantation incorporates wildlife corridors that follow the natural movement path of wildlife, such as the Sumatran elephants, in the area.
APRIL Group’s forest protection rangers conduct ground, aerial, and remote sensing patrols to identify and quickly respond to threats to native plants and wildlife while also trained to handle human-wildlife conflict situations.
In our RER areas at Kampar Peninsula and Pulau Padang, where wildlife camera monitors were installed to assess the presence of biodiversity in the area, Sumatran tiger, Sunda clouded leopard, Malay civet and Crestless Firebacks – listed as rare, threaten, and endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – have been identified. This data is being processed to improve the conservation plans in these areas.