Biodiversity in Plantations Manuals

Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes was primarily produced for oil palm plantation managers and assistant managers, however, 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 as well as students researching on biodiversity issues in oil palm plantations will also find the contents useful. The manual is useful specifically for these reasons:

  • Makes environmental and 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

Part 1

Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes Part 1 (1255 downloads )

  • 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 )
  • 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


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.