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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Yayasan PETRONAS announced today its commitment to plant 50,000 trees as part of its environmental conservation Sentuhan Alam initiative. The project, which involves planting trees and enhancing the management of the trees in 14 sites across 11 states in Malaysia, is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by more than 200 tonnes.
Yayasan PETRONAS Chief Executive Officer Nelly Francis Shariah said: “Yayasan PETRONAS has a long legacy of safeguarding the environment. We aim to better the environment through biodiversity conservation and carbon-neutral programmes, such as rainforest conservation in Imbak Canyon, Sabah; marine biodiversity restoration in the Biodiversity, Environment & Conservation (BEACON) project in Sarawak; mangrove rehabilitation and the establishment of the EcoCare Centre in Kerteh, Terengganu.