Social Capital Required for Upgrading Parks

By Wong Teik Aun

January 2023 FEATURE
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ONE OF THE main ways of environmental conservation is establishing nature parks or protected areas. Signatory countries of the UN’s Aichi Target 11 aspire that “By 2020, at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water, and 10% of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved…” In a similar vein, Malaysia’s National Policy on Biodiversity targets safeguarding all key ecosystems, species and genetic diversity by 2025.That said, it is hard to attain...

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Wong Teik Aun

is a senior faculty member at a private institution of higher learning. Issues on environment, economy and education are close to his heart.