Sarawak Wildlife Master Plan (Key Recommendations (Total ban on commercial…
Sarawak Wildlife Master Plan
dev. phase (1994-1995)
:checkered_flag:Consultative and interactive approach
:checkered_flag:3 workshops (1 with senior government staff, 2 with FD)
Submitted to Sarawak Government in December 1996 and passed by Cabinet in January 1997.
1 n only master plan for wildlife in tropical world
:red_flag:initiated by the government and adopted by DUN;
(1) management of hunting
(2) conservation of wildlife in TPAs and PFE (Permanent Forest Estate)
state laws were passed:
The Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998.
The National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1998.
Total ban on commercial wildlife trade,
-Control of shotgun cartridges (10 cartridges/gun-owner/month)
-Local communities can still hunt for subsistence (permitted to 5kg/person)
No hunting for employees of logging company or outsiders.
-Preventive use of logging roads
-No transportation of wild meat in logging company transports.
-Feeder roads to be closed after logging ceased.
Gazette new TPA
-Prior to WMP, the legal process is slow and complicated.
-WMP streamline the process and made it easier to gazette new TPA.
-Increase the area of TPA from 2.3% in mid-90s to 10% land area of the state.
Special attention for conserving endangered species.
-Upgrading some species of Protected Animals to the Totally Protected Animals list.
-Include addition species.
Enhancing conservation education
Capacity building to create a professional wildlife service within the government
-Justification is that National Parks and Wildlife Division (NPWD) is a small unit within Forestry Department.
-Most FD staff are forester, not trained in wildlife management.
-Government sponsored certification course run by Lincoln University, New Zealand was organized.
Started in 1997
=establishment of the Wildlife Master Plan Implementation Unit established in FD
=oversees by a Steering Committee chaired by the State Secretary.
new in WLPO,1998
-Total ban of wild meat.
-Ban on use of mist net.
-Increased list of protected species (i.e. 2 new posters)
-Streamlined process to gazette new wildlife sanctuaries.
-Allowing participation of local communities in the management of wildlife sanctuaries, i.e. the Special Wildlife Committee.
-Animal in captivity — Appendix 1 outline the minimum cage size.
New in NP N NRO, 1998
-Shorter process to gazette new national parks and nature reserves.
-Allowing co-management by Special Park Committee.
DANCED (Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development) provided technical and financial assistance to kick start implementation.
-DANCED/SWMPI or later DANIDA/SWMPI (after the change of Danish government).
-SPC/SWC were established. A pioneer in Sarawak.