A habitat restoration programme
Ricoh (M'sia) Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is in a joint venture for 2 year for a collaborative project on the mangrove forest restoration.The collaborative project has chosen the Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP), which is located 60km north of Kuala Lumpur, to restore and conserve.
The Mangrove Forest Recovery Project is Ricoh’s 12th project aimed at building a framework for continuous forest conservation. While sharing the importance of mangroves along with the local residents, this project which Ricoh is implementing aims to rejuvenate the mangrove forests in ten years by starting with activities that focus on promoting and understanding of biodiversity conservation and mangrove afforestation.
Ultimately Ricoh would like to construct an environment where continuous mangrove conservation activities are sustained by the local residents, with the goal of registering with the Ramsar Convention, which works internationally to preserve wetlands especially as waterfowl habitats, and the Partnership for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Ricoh Malaysia's support will include educational and awareness activities for local communities to raise their awareness and interest on the mangrove habitat and its fauna and flora of the area as well as undertaking mangrove tree planting.
Since 1999 Ricoh has been working in partnership with environmental NGOs and local communities in nine countries, including China, Ghana, Russia, and Brazil, promoting 11 projects particularly focused on forest ecosystems where biodiversity is richest. The "Mangrove Forest Recovery Project" at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park is another of these, making it Ricoh's 12th project in its long-term support for building a framework for continuous forest conservation.