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Map of environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs)

Data source provider

PLANMalaysia, KPKT

Use cases

Exposure quantification, Financial stability monitoring

Data group

Biodiversity and forestry indicators

Metric Type

Physical vulnerability

Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

1. Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia
2. National Forestry Act 1984
3. Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (MC&I SFM)

Unit (e.g. CO2)

Not applicable

Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Geographical area

Time horizon 




Time series




Observation on data availability/gaps

1. 3rd NPP (2016) page 26 -27 has maps on ESAs of Peninsular Malaysia (2014) and Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan (2030-2033 plans)
2. 4th NPP (2021) is available only in Bahasa Melayu and short of information on Sabah & Sarawak, as map in 'Pelan 5-10' on page 42 is on Peninsular Malaysia and Federal Territory of Labuan.

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