Working in partnership with Yayasan Sabah and Petronas, the Raleigh project team will continue to establish basic infrastructure within the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area . The main focus of the project is construction of a second suspension bridge, as well as trail clearing and other conservation work.
June 24, 2013
Establishing infrastructure in the heart of the rainforest allows the Conservation area to achieve class 1 protection, which prevents any logging taking place. The area is one of the last untouched and unexplored areas of primary rainforest in Sabah, with new infrastructure enabling access for important scientific & conservation activity. The area has strong biological value & rich biodiversity, and consequently has been cited as a seed donor for other environmental regions in need of re-forestation.
An initial Project Planning Visit involved meeting with local rangers to discuss project expectation & plans, risk assessments of the work & accommodation sites, reviews of medical evacuation plans, a visit to the local hospital, and trial set-up of radio communications to the Fieldbase.
The visit was a big success, and both Raleigh & the project partners are looking forward to work commencing in two week’s time.