‘Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes’ Manual

The Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes manual, part of the ‘Biodiversity for Busy Managers’ (B4BM) initiative was visualised by Wild Asia, and subsequently supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) to inspire and educate plantation managers to start incorporating biodiversity principles into the management of their plantations for protecting their natural areas from depletion, as well as to develop useful and practical resources for those on the front line of land development. Furthermore, this manual also aims to make recent industry-wide emphasis on biodiversity accessible and practical for those ‘on the ground’.

“The idea is to inspire, share and guide managers and planners about the key biodiversity issues that apply to land development, and to look at opportunities for inspiring change.”

The Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes manual was launched during the opening ceremony of the International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC) 2012 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The conference primarily centred on the discussion of the latest developments and issues related to creating a sustainable Malaysian palm oil industry.

Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes was primarily produced for oil palm plantation managers and assistant managers. People working in the plantation field operations such as research officers, senior managers and plantation cadets for example, will also greatly benefit from using this manual. Additionally, non-government organisations and government departments working within the oil palm industry will also find the contents useful. Nevertheless, potential readers may pick it up for any of several reasons:

  • Makes environmental/biodiversity issues easy to understand
  • Focuses on the biodiversity issues of relevance to the oil palm plantation industry
  • Offers solutions, tools and examples to enable plantation managers to protect and enhance biodiversity

In addition to Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes, the B4BM initiative will develop and provide resources in multiple formats such as a web-based resource center and interactive forum, training courses delivered through field-based workshops, as well as a series of topic-based Insight Guides.

Download the Manual

Part 1

Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes Part 1 (1255 downloads )
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Chapter 1 – Biodiversity in Context
Chapter 2 – Impacts on Biodiversity in Oil Palm Plantations
Chapter 3 – Incorporating Biodiversity into Plantation Management

Part 2


Biodiversity in Plantation Land scapes Part 2 (1132 downloads )

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Chapter 4 – Biodiversity Management in Practice (Case studies and how-tos)
Chapter 5 – Research in Biodiversity and Oil Palm
Chapter 6 – Acknowledgements
Chapter 7 – References
Chapter 8 – List of Abbreviations, Glossary of Terms & Appendices

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The Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes manual, part of the ‘Biodiversity for Busy Managers‘ initiative was visualised by Wild Asia and subsequently supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) to inspire and educate plantation managers to start incorporating biodiversity principles into the management of their plantations to protect their natural areas from depletion, as well as to develop useful and practical resources for those on the front line of land development. Furthermore, this manual also aims to make the recent emphasis on biodiversity accessible and practical for those ‘on the ground’. The manual was launched during the opening ceremony of the International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC) 2012 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The conference primarily centred on the discussion of the latest developments and issues related to creating a sustainable palm oil industry in Malaysia.