KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 -- The Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) said oil palm plantation and smallholding management must adhere to the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification standards to avoid conflicts and ensure sustainable development.
Chief executive officer Chew Jit Seng said the plantation management should not sidestep or ignore any of the principles stated under the MSPO guideline.
“The MPOCC takes a serious view of the latest incident on Oct 20, where yet another Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead with gunshot wounds and its tusks removed in a plantation in Beluran, Sabah.
“The management needs to cooperate with the Sabah Wildlife Department to find the best possible procedure in accordance with MSPO standards which places great emphasis on human-wildlife conflict management plans, including identifying areas with high biodiversity value,” he said in a statement today.
Chew said the management should also upgrade its wildlife inventory and to better understand the wildlife ecology, including that of the Borneo pygmy elephant.
He added that the MPOCC would be issuing an order for the appointed certification body to conduct further investigation on the plantation’s management, especially in terms of MSPO compliance.
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