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The project, which is located in the eastern part of Sabah, consists of a 261,264 ha multiple-use forest landscape and represents 26% of the one million hectares of the Yayasan Sabah Concession Area. It forms an important connecting landmass to three renowned protected areas in Sabah namely, Maliau Basin Conservation Area (105,443 ha) to the West, Danum Valley Conservation Areas (43,800 ha) to the East, and Imbak Canyon Conservation Areas (16,750 ha) to the North of the project area.

The project aims to bring the land-uses in the connecting landscape and protected areas under a common and integrated management umbrella strategy in order to mainstream biodiversity, ecosystem functions and resilience, while enabling ongoing sustainable uses.

In June 2012, the UNDP-GEF's intervention amounts to USD4.4 million against USD19.5 million of co-financing from the Government of Malaysia and implementing partners for six years.

With the assistance provided by UNDP-GEF, the project, led by the Sabah Forestry Department, is expected to serve as a model to draw lessons learnt in best practices for replication in other forest landscapes within Sabah and in other parts of Malaysia and the Heart of Borneo.

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