UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, the organization offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The GEF unites 182 countries in partnership with international institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Today the GEF is the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. Since 1991, GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and countries with economies in transition, providing USD9.2 billion in grants and leveraging USD40 billion in co-financing for over 2,700 projects in over 168 countries.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is the federal agency responsible for environmental conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. Several key departments that are directly responsible for research, spatial data analysis and planning, natural resource management, and conservation fall under the NRE’s supervision – these include the Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM), the National Institute of Land and Survey (INSTUN), the Department of Environment (DoE), The Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JPSM), the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) and the Dept of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN).
Originally established as the Game Department in 1936, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP/PERHILITAN) is the main federal agency responsible for the protection and management of wildlife species under the jurisdiction of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 [Act 716] and the conservation of biodiversity within protected areas in Peninsular Malaysia. The Department’s first task was to act upon the recommendations of the Wildlife Commission of Malaya Report (1932) which included the designation and management of Taman Negara in 1939.