BORNION TIMBER SDN. BHD. (26668-K)

 

 

Public Summary of HCVF Management by Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. / FMU 11

 

- Forest Plantation

 

 

 

1.       Background and Overview

 

Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. has been entrusted by the state government to manage the Licensed Area (FMU No. 11), comprising a total area of 98.984.7 ha. The License Area has been subdivided into two parts or sub-management units for forest plantation development and natural forest management respectively.

 

The company management has determined to have its FMU certified under the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) Forest Plantation. v2 operated by the Malaysian timber certification scheme (MTCS). The total area certified under this scheme are 25,536.71 ha. According to the MC&I for Forest Plantation, the company is required to make available a public summary of its management prescriptions for areas containing High Conservation Values (HCV). These include standards under MC&I Principle 9 which require to identified, maintain or enhance HCV areas within the Licensed Area. MC&I Criterion 9.3 require these measures to be specifically included in the summary of a public available management plan.

 

For general overview, the Figure on the following page shows the identified conservation and protection areas at compartment level under forest plantation regime, together with the relevant HCV category.


 

2. HCV Area Summary

 

The following Table summarizes the identifies areas included in the six HCV categories as described on the Malaysian National Interpretation for the Identification of High Conservation Values (HCV).

 

 

HCV Category

Description

HCV 1: Species Diversity

 

Protected Areas

Millian Labau VJR (Block II) Cpt. 170

Rare Threatened and

Rafflesia Cpt. 177

Endangered species

 

Spatial and Temporal

Pond area for feeding and nesting- Cpt. 148

Concentration of species

Saltlick area- Cpt. 144

HCV 4: Services of Nature

 

Watershed Protection

Cpt. 2, 4, 5A, 8A, 9, 10A and 11A

Erosion Control

Riparian reserve area: Sg. Labau, Sg. Pingas, Sg. Melikop and

 

Sg. Pinangah (30 m buffer)

 

Areas with slopes > 25˚ (Steep areas): Cpt. 177, 181, 182 and

 

189

HCV 5: Community Needs

 

Water

Cpt. 2, 4, 5A, 8A, 9, 10A and 11A

HCV 6: Cultural Values

 

Old Graveyards

Cpt. 14, 19, 21, 162 and 203

 

 

 

Additional HCV areas may be added upon identification during research and operational activities. The HCV area summary will be updated an annual interval.


 

 

3. Management Prescription for HCV Areas

 

The management prescriptions for areas with the identified High Conservation Value within the

 

Licensed Area of Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. are summarized in the table below:

 

HCV

Attribute

Management prescription

1

Species Diversity

 

Protected Areas

Mark the boundary of the area.

 

 

Undertake ground patrolling to ensure integrity.

Rare, Threatened and

Carry out awareness campaigns and ground patrolling to

Endangered species

prevent illegal hunting.

Spatial and Temporal

Establish buffer zone.

Concentration of species

Ground patrolling to prevent illegal hunting.

4

Ecosystem Services

 

Watershed protection

Tree marking along buffer boundary at intervals of 20 m.

 

 

Erection of HCV signboards at strategic access points.

 

 

Carry out ground patrolling to ensure integrity.

 

 

Carry out aerial survey in inaccessible areas.

Erosion control

Establish buffer zones of 30 m width to both sides of riparian

 

 

reserves.

 

 

Erection of signboards demarcating buffer zone boundaries

 

 

at strategic locations.

 

 

Ground patrolling to ensure no encroachment takes place.

 

 

Carry out aerial survey in inaccessible areas.

 

 

Tree marking along boundary of steep areas at intervals of

 

 

10 15 m.

 

 

Erection of signboards to mark steep areas.

 

 

Ground patrolling during timber harvesting operations.

 

 

 

5

Community Needs

 

Water

 

Protect watershed areas through clear demarcation.

 

 

Ground patrolling of water catchment boundaries.

 

 

Carry out aerial survey in inaccessible areas.

6

Cultural Values

 

Old Graveyards

Buffer zone establishment: 10 m around market graveyard

 

 

boundary.

 

 

Tree marking along graveyard boundary at intervals of 10 m.

 

 

Ground patrolling to ensure there is no disturbance.

 

 

These HCV management prescriptions shall be reviewed at annual intervals to include any new HCV categories, areas and management requirements that support and ensure the protection of these important sites. Updates of this public summary will be regularly published on the company website.


 

4. Enhancement Measures for HCVF Areas

 

The following table describes the measures to be undertaken to enhance the integrity, quality and functionality of areas containing High Conservation Value that have been or might be affected to some degree of disturbance or degradation.

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

 

Enhancement Measures

1

Re-brushing of unclear boundaries and maintenance of HCV signboards for HCVF areas.

2

Restoration of HCVF areas by planting fruit or indigenous species according to original

 

forest type (where applicable).

3

Ensure integrity (i.e. no disturbance) through intensification of regular patrolling and

 

reporting activities.

4

Carry out species sampling (flora, fauna) to determine species composition and verify

 

representative (as part of R&D and forest monitoring).

5

Enhance forest ecosystems where they have been disturbed/degraded or otherwise

 

affected negatively through replanting the species typically occurring in the affected

 

ecosystem/forest type.

6

Provide buffers around representative forest ecosystem areas not to be disturbed.

7

Erect signage and provide fencing for graveyard areas (if agreed by local communities),

 

and others areas with high disturbance risk.

8

Conduct HCVF training and SMART monitoring by collaboration with WWF.

9

Conduct HCV awareness programme for staff and local communities.

10

Conduct road blocks and enforcement measures in cooperation with Sabah Wildlife

 

Department.

11

Prevent vehicle entry into inactive forest areas by erecting physical barriers.

12

Aerial survey to monitor any inaccessible area.

13

Set up camera trapping to determine fauna species that present at HCVs area.


 

 

5.  Annual Monitoring to assess the effectiveness of the measures in the management of the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF)

 

The following tables assess the effectiveness of the measures in the management of HCVF through annual monitoring and future improvement to enhance the effectiveness of the measures.

 

HCV Category

Conservation/Protection

 

Effectiveness of the

Future Improvement

 

 

Measure

 

Measures

 

 

HCV 1: Species Diversity

 

 

 

 

Protected Areas

Mark the boundary

Effective but need to

Aerial survey to

 

 

of the area.

 

improve.

 

monitor any

 

Ground patrolling.

Boundary of the area

 

inaccessible area.

 

 

 

 

was marked.

 

 

 

 

 

No physical

 

 

 

 

 

 

disturbance

 

 

 

 

 

 

reported.

 

 

Rare, Threatened

Ground patrolling.

No physical

None

and Endangered

 

 

 

disturbance

 

 

Species

 

 

 

reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spatial and

Establish buffer

Effective but need to

None

Temporal

 

zone.

 

be further

 

 

Concentration of

Ground patrolling

 

intensified.

 

 

Species

 

illegal hunting.

No physical

 

 

 

 

 

 

disturbance

 

 

 

 

 

 

reported.

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife sightings are

 

 

 

 

 

 

stable or increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

over time.

 

 

HCV 4: Ecosystem Services

 

 

 

 

Watershed

Tree marking along

Effective but need to

Analysis of water

protection

 

boundary.

 

improve.

 

quality.

 

Erection of HCV

No physical

UAV monitoring

 

 

signboard at

 

disturbance

 

to monitor any

 

 

strategic access

 

reported.

 

inaccessible area.

 

 

points.

HCV signboard was

 

 

 

Ground patrolling.

 

erected.

 

 


 

HCV Category

Conservation/Protection

 

Effectiveness of the

 

Future Improvement

 

 

Measure

 

Measures

 

 

 

Erosion Control

Established of 30 m

Effective.

 

UAV monitoring

 

 

riparian reserve.

No physical

 

 

to monitor any

 

Tree marking along

 

disturbance

 

 

inaccessible area.

 

 

boundary of steep

 

reported.

 

 

 

 

 

areas.

All accessible riparian

 

 

 

 

Erection of

 

reserve and steep

 

 

 

 

 

signboards at

 

areas were

 

 

 

 

 

strategic locations.

 

established, marked

 

 

 

 

Ground patrolling to

 

and erected with

 

 

 

 

 

ensure there is no

 

signboard.

 

 

 

 

 

encroachment.

Water quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

according to NWQSM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

standards within

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

permitted range.

 

 

 

HCV 5: Community Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water

Protect watershed

Effective but need to

 

Analysis of water

 

 

areas.

 

improve.

 

 

 

quality.

 

Ground patrolling.

No physical

 

UAV monitoring to

 

 

 

 

disturbance

 

 

 

monitor any

 

 

 

 

reported.

 

 

 

inaccessible area.

 

 

 

Water quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

according to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWQSM standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

within permitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

range

 

 

 

 

HCV 6: Cultural Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old graveyards

Buffer zone

Effective.

 

Aerial monitoring

 

 

establishment: 10 m

No physical

 

 

 

to monitor any

 

 

around marked

 

disturbance

 

 

 

inaccessible area.

 

 

boundary.

 

reported.

 

 

 

 

 

Tree marking along

No complaints

 

 

 

 

 

 

boundary at

 

received from local

 

 

 

 

 

 

intervals of 10 m.

 

communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Ground patrolling.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

6. Available of Results from Monitoring Activities in Areas with High Conservation Value

 

The results from monitoring activities in HCV areas in year 2018 are as follow:

 

 

HCV Category

Results of Monitoring

 

HCV 1: Species Diversity

 

Protected

The protected areas are still in good condition and no physical disturbance had

 

Areas

been reported.

 

 

The area boundary was marked and a signboard for HCV 1.1 was erected on

 

 

site.

 

 

Ground patrolling had been conducted regularly.

 

Rare,

In 2019 ground monitoring were unable to be done at Cpt 177 for HCV annual

 

Threatened

monitoring due to inaccessible road. Therefore, there are no number of

 

and

rafflesia were recorded in 2019 for Cpt 177. However aerial survey was done

 

Endangered

to ensure no human disturbance in the area.

 

(RTE) Species

 

 

Spatial and

There are two (2) sites of spatial and temporal concentration of species in ITP

 

Temporal

area were observed: Saltlick area at Cpt. 144. and freshwater pond at Cpt. 148.

 

Concentration

In 2019, there are new species of birds were recorded to be present at the

 

of Species

saltlick area. The data of saltlick area in Cpt 144. as of 2019 were as follow.

 

 

No.

Common Name

2016

2017

2018

2019

 

 

1

Common Porcupine

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Malay Badger

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Spectacled Bulbul

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Rufous-backed Kingfisher

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Yellow-rumped woodpecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Hairy-Backed Bulbul

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Dark-Throated Oriole

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Emerald Dove

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Common Palm Civet

1

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Rat sp.

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Squirrel sp.

1

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Leopard Cat

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Short-tailed mongoose

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Large Treeshrew

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Shrew Faced Ground Squirrel

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Long-tailed porcupine

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Treeshrew sp.

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Eurasian sparrow

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

White Throated Fontail

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

yellow crown sharma

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Orange Bellied Flower pecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Buff Rumped wood Pecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Yellow-Rumped Flower Pecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

24

Sunbird Sp.

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Greater Coucal

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Black Headed Bulbul

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Purple-naped Sunbird

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Pied Fantail

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of wildlife sighting in freshwater pond area at Cpt. 148 are as follow. In 2019, there are slightly decrease in number of species observed especially no mammals were recorded during the HCV annual monitoring were done however, some species of birds were recorded in 2019.

 

No

Common Name

2016

2017

2018

2019

1

Common Porcupine

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Malay Badger

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Spectacled Bulbul

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Rufous-backed Kingfisher

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Yellow-rumped woodpecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Hairy-Backed Bulbul

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Dark-Throated Oriole

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Emerald Dove

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Common Palm Civet

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Rat sp.

1

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Squirrel sp.

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Leopard Cat

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Short-tailed mongoose

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Large Treeshrew

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Shrew Faced Ground Squirrel

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Long-tailed porcupine

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Treeshrew sp.

1

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Eurasian sparrow

0

0

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

White Throated Fontail

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Buff Rumped wood Pecker

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Sunbird Sp.

0

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Little Spiderhunter

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Hill Myna

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Yellow-vented Bulbul

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

House Swallow

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Bold Striped Tit Babbler

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Pied Fantail

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 = Present; 0 = Absent


 

 

HCV Category

Results of Monitoring

HCV 4: Ecosystem Services

Watershed

Boundary was marked and HCV signboard was erected.

Protection

Ground patrolling was carried out and no physical disturbance reported.

Erosion

Ground patrolling were done regularly and found no disturbance.

Control

Water quality according to NWQSM standards mostly within permitted range.

HCV 5: Community Needs

Water

There was no physical disturbance reported by local community.

HCV 6: Cultural Values

Old

A buffer zone of 10 m was established around the old graveyard.

graveyards

Ground patrolling was carried out and no physical disturbance was reported.

 

No complaints were received from local communities

 

 

 

 

Compiled by: ANIS PINITA ANDREW

 

22nd AUGUST 2020