When I was a child, my mother opened my eyes to the awe-inspiring beauty of our natural surroundings. I remember vividly the sense of wonder, tranquility, and inspiration as I visited the diverse landscapes of Pahang. And I remember, even more clearly, a deeper sense of responsibility that each one of us has to protect and preserve the environment and the benefits that it provides for ourselves, our communities, and for the generations to come. – His Royal Highness The Regent of Pahang, Crown Prince Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
It is this sense of stewardship that brought Yayasan Makhota and the Habitat Foundation together. In July 2021, they published “A Greenprint For Conservation & Sustainability”: a roadmap that identified the key strategic actions and interventions that would conserve Pahang’s most important ecosystems. The report contained six strategic actions
- Protect forest and wildlife, strengthen protected areas, and restore connectivity
- Safeguard highland forest and water catchment areas
- Protect limestones caves and karst landscapes
- Conserve wetland ecosystems
- The role of community-conserved areas
- Secure new sources of revenue for the state
Following this conservation study of Pahang, the foundations established Enggang as a key driving force in Pahang’s journey towards responsible and sustainable environmental management. Towards a future where the people and economy of Pahang can sustainably thrive with and through the state’s rich biodiversity and landscapes. Towards a future where we can ensure that the beauty and richness of the natural world are maintained and passed down to future generations.
Enggang believes that the beauty of our environment and the responsibility of stewardship are intertwined. Only by embracing our individual and collective roles as custodians can we ensure that the economic benefits from these stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and precious resources remain intact for generations to come.
We all only have one planet to share. To face the current climate challenges, each one of us has a responsibility to play and no one can afford to be a bystander. – His Royal Highness The Regent of Pahang, Crown Prince Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.