Pulong Tau buffer zone: ecosystem, biodiversity and people a new ITTO project publication


This technical report describes the results of several studies conducted under ITTO project PD 635/12 Rev.2 (F): “Buffer zone management for Pulong Tau National Park with involvement of local communities in Sarawak, Malaysia”. The project demonstrated the crucial role that buffer zones can play in providing additional safeguards for core protected areas and securing a resource base for local community use. In this approach the project complemented previous projects in Sarawak focused on biodiversity conservation and livelihood enhancement inside protected areas. The project is the culmination of a long and fruitful collaboration on forestry and biodiversity conservation between Sarawak and ITTO which started in the late 1980s, and this report will further contribute to dialogue on the roles of sustainably managed buffer zones in safeguarding unique protected forest landscapes in the tropics.