SUMMARY OF FOREST MONITORING ACTIVITIES
(PERIOD JAN-DEC 2020)

NO MONITORING ELEMENT INDICATORS REMARKS / REPORT
1 The yield of forest product Log production summary.

 

  • Total Log Production YTD 66,739m3.
2 Growth rates Summary of reassessment of PSP’s since the establishment
  • The analysis of forest growth rate was not conducted in 2020 as SFC was unable to re-visit and assess the established PSP due to the Movement Control Order (MCO). Therefore, analysis in 2019 will be used as reference.
  • Based on the data collected from year 2016-2019. Three (3) parameters were analysed:

Stand density & structure

  • Average density for the two (2) plots is 513 trees/ha, showing a reversed J-shape DBH class distribution

Mean Annual Increment (MAI)

  • Overall – 0.57 cm/yr
  • Dipterocarp – 0.58 cm/yr
  • Non-dipterocarp – 0.55 cm/yr

Mortality

  • Overall – 1.1%
  • Dipterocarp – 0.45%
  • Non-dipterocarp – 1.75%
  • Re-assessment of the thirty-two (32) PSPs established under Pinnacle Forest Solutions S/B to be done on a 3-5 years interval (2021/2022).
3 Forest regeneration Species composition and no. of sapling recorded
  • Data analysis by SFC still in progress.
4 Forest Condition Diameter distribution and forest quality
  • Refer to item no 2 and 5.
5 The composition of Flora and Fauna List of flora and fauna found in FMU

 

Flora

  • The analysis was conducted based on pre-harvest inventory in Coupe 1 AR and Coupe 2 AR. Total of 4,974 ha has been assessed.
  • Data for both coupes showed the dominance of the Dipterocarpaceae family at an average of 53% and 47% from non-Dipterocarpaceae family.  The highest number of tree identified is Shorea spp.

Fauna

  • Two camera trapping study conducted at Raplex FMU in 2020 which are the collaboration with UNIMAS at Suau Salt Lick at Coupe 18 of Raplex FMU and wildlife monitoring with camera trapping conducted at Coupe 02.
  • Three new species of wildlife recorded which it is moonrat, Jerdon’s baza and Asia giant tortoise which brings the total of 118 wildlife species recorded in the FMU until December 2020.
  • From 118, 45.8% is listed as rare, threatened and endangered (RTE) species. Besides that, 10 endemic species recorded which 6 of Mammalia and 4 of bird’s species.
6 Changes in Flora and Fauna Number and abundance of species found in FMU & comparison between earlier and recent assessment.

 

 

a) Flora

  • Timber species composition slightly differ in the composition of dipterocarp and non-dipterocarp (58% dipterocarp and 42% non-dipterocarp for Coupe 1AR and 47% dipterocarp and 53% non-dipterocarp).

b) Fauna

  • Study on changes of fauna species has been commenced in Sep 2020 by installed three (3) camera traps at Coupe 2 Block 25, 31 and 34. However, change of fauna composition only could be analysed once the data before and after harvesting was obtained in 2021/2022.
7 Environmental Impacts of Forest Operation Harvesting Impact
  •  In 2020, Raplex FMU has completed post-harvest assessment in Block 1, 13, 25 and 37 of Coupe 1.
  • Based on the analysis, logging damage average for the four (4) blocks is recorded at 16.3% and 62% of the alive stand has no damage recorded.
EIA Approval term and condition

 

  • No monitoring report was prepared by Ecosol Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. as the monitoring was covered under Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA).
  • No ECA being conducted in year 2020 due to the inter-district movement restriction imposed by the state government to control COVID-19.
8 Social Impact of Forest Operation Evidence of FPIC and joint identification of special sites for native
  • Two (2) consultations have been conducted with local communities at Rh Gendang and Rh. Tanjong.
Evidence of provision of SCR / Community services
  • YTD, the FMU donated RM132,202.44 for the longhouse renovation, education fund, festival celebration and etc.
Number of forest encroachment
  • YTD, no forest encroachment recorded.
Number of complaint, disputes and conflict encountered with directly affected native
  • YTD, no complaint, disputes and conflict encountered with directly affected native recorded.
Number of property damage
  • YTD, no property damage recorded.
9 Occupational Safety and Health Number of serious accident per annum
  • Three (3) serious accidents recorded. All the incidents were reported to DOSH Sibu through JKKP 6.
Number of minor accident per annum
  • Two (2) minor accidents reported to DOSH Sibu through JKKP 6.
Number of near-miss incident per annum
  • No near miss incident recorded.
10 Cost of forest management Harvesting cost per ha
  • Cost of harvest RM 7,370/ha.
Administration / overhead cost per ha
  • Average admin cost is RM 1,870.88/ha.
11 The productivity of forest management Harvested area per annum
  • YTD total 2,514 ha had been harvested.
12 Forest Protection The number’s of forest encroachment per annum.
  • YTD no forest encroachment recorded.
13 Efficiency of forest management Machine productivity by contractor (production / machine hour, production / machine / month)
  • Excavator wincher – 428m3/unit/month
  • Tractor (skidder) – 428m3/unit/month
  • Logging truck – 506m3/unit/month
Total harvesting cost per m3 delivered to log yard.
  • Average harvesting cost per m3 delivered to log pond is RM 304/m3.
Cost of enrichment planting per ha
  • The average cost of enrichment planting RM 1,128/ha.
Cost of road maintenance per km.
  • The average cost of road maintenance RM 3,567/km.

(updated: 11 Mar 2021)

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