After 20 years, IKEA and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have replanted three million rainforest trees in Luasong, Malaysia, to restore 18,000 hectares of severely degraded rainforest.
Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Ikea, said the 20-year project was successful with the replantation and enrichment of the area completed, according to The Borneo Post.
“Now that the restoration phase is over, we would like to see this area get eternal life so it can be further protected and used as an area for research,” says Ulf Johansson.
The project started in 1998 together with Yayasan Sabah Group, a State Government Statutory Body incorporated with the objective of providing educational opportunities and facilities to Malaysians in Sabah.
Sabah is a state of Malaysia located on the northern part of Borneo Island.