ISSUE 1 2020
Foreword
Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the first quarterly issue of communiqué. It is a platform for sharing current issues in forestry and environment. You will also find that it is filled with educational articles, research outputs, events, news and activities in the forestry and environment community....
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Department of Environment
The history of the Department of Environment can be traced to the establishment of the Department of Environmental Science in August 1976, under the Faculty of Science. With the establishment of the Department of Environmental Science, the Faculty of Science was renamed the Faculty of Science and Environmental...
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Establishment of Faculty of Forestry and Environment
The Faculty of Forestry was one of the founding faculties during the establishment of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1971, and renamed as Universiti Putra Malaysia since 1997. The Faculty of Environmental Studies began as the Department of Environmental Sciences in the faculty of Science, UPM in August...
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Department of Natural Resource Industry
The Department of Natural Resources Industry at the Faculty of Forestry and Environment is the new name given to the Department previously know as the Department of Forest Production since 1973. The aim of this newly named department is to produce professionals and graduates in the field of wood industry....
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Department of Forestry Science and Biodiversity
The Department of Forestry Science and Biodiversity (JSPB) is the first department formed during the establishment of Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1971. Since its creation, JSPB or formerly known as Department of Forest Management (JPuH) served an important role in building human...
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Department of Nature Parks and Recreation
Established on 1 st September 2012, the Department of Nature Parks and Recreation was formerly known as the Department of Recreation and Ecotourism. The Department began offering the Bachelor of Parks and Recreation Science program since 2011/2012 as it aspires to produce graduates who are professionally...
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Outdoor Recreation and Resource Sustainability
Outdoor recreation is conceptualised as a person’s leisure management where the activities is conducted in outdoor setting to revive senses, rejuvenate mind and revitalise the body for a healthy life. As a result, in the past years the demand for outdoor recreation in the natural environment such as...
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Impacts of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity
Mohamed Zakaria Hussin

Malaysia is bestowed with splendid landscape and rich in biodiversity, and is ranked as a 12th world’s mega-diverse country in the world. It has been shown that around 60% of the total land area is occupied by permanent reserved forest, state land forests, national parks,...
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How does wood decay improves forest health for biodiversity conservation?
Healthy forest is when the forest ecosystem could sustain its biodiversity while providing for human needs. One of the indicators for promoting forest biodiversity is soil health. Fungi and organic matters such as dead wood volume (Persiani et al., 2015, Gupta 2020) plays an important role in maintaining...
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Where is the direction of solid waste management in Malaysia?
Solid wastes, commonly known as rubbish, are ‘invaluable’ disposable materials that are becoming a severe problem to the environment and public health in Malaysia. Although, solid waste management had been introduced in Malaysia since 1988 through the Action Plan for a Beautiful and Clean Malaysia...
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