Nature ‘strongest ally’ to building sustainable planet

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Malaysia is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world [Unsplash/Ryan 'O' Niel]

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Nature is humankind’s ‘strongest ally’ to help build a sustainable planet, according to a Malaysian biodiversity expert, whose organization is supported by the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot told UNDP how indigenous communities in Malaysia can share their traditional knowledge of how to use local plants to provide food, medicine and sustain thriving local economies whilst protecting the natural environment.

The southeast Asian nation is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and home to a number of indigenous peoples and communities who over millennia have managed and cared for natural resources.

Indigenous communities in Malaysia have long been the guardians of the natural environment in the southeast Asian country. By Sarawak Biodiversity Centre

Ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity, marked annually on May 22 read more here about how Malaysia’s rich biodiversity and biological resources are generating economic and social benefits to not just local communities but also the nation.

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