The nursery for mangrove saplings at the Tanjung Piai National Park. - Filepic

MANGROVE forests are shrinking not only in Malaysia but globally due to unhealthy human activities and unsustainable forest practices.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying director of landscape architecture Associate Professor Dr Sapura Mohamed said mangroves were mostly found along the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, notably in Johor, Selangor, Kedah and Perak.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (MPIC) wants to embark on direct government to government (G2G) cooperation with foreign countries to address the issue of labour shortage and ensure supply sustainability in the future.

MUAR (Oct 11): Malaysia’s wooden furniture exports are projected to rise to more than RM13 billion in value this year from the RM12.8 billion recorded in 2020, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC).
Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said the target is achievable since the country’s furniture industry chalked up commendable sales in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Malaysia is identifying several new markets with high potential, including North America, Canada and the Middle East, to increase the furniture industry’s exports, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said.
“These are the countries that we will venture into — countries that need tropical forest timbers,” she said in reply to a question from Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin (Barisan Nasional-Rompin) regarding the ministry’s efforts to boost the furniture industry and raise the country’s export value.