How we do things differently

Our sustainability efforts are reflected in the Gamuda Green Plan, which is a comprehensive framework that charts tangible targets driven on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions set forth over the next five years, with an extended view to 2030 and beyond.

Pillar 3

Environmental & Biodiversity Conservation

We aim to drive impactful efforts in nature conservation and biodiversity stewardship in its townships and property developments.

Gamuda Parks

Gamuda Parks is the umbrella programme that encompasses biodiversity and nature conservation and preservation. It also helps mitigate human-animal conflict while protecting endangered wildlife species. Our Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is an example of a natural sanctuary that raises public awareness about the importance of wetlands, which are the habitats to an estimated 90% of living species in the world.

Planting 1 million trees and saplings by 2023

Trees are a vital part of our environment, not only in providing oxygen but also improving air quality and supporting wildlife. For this reason and for our shared future, we believe in working towards reducing our carbon footprint across the value chain with solutions for carbon neutrality. We aim to plant 1 million trees and saplings by 2023 across our townships and the 1,600-acre Urban Green Reserve.
Forest

Forest Park and Gamuda Parks Wetlands Arboretum

These are recreational and conservation zones that preserve the biodiversity of our past and provide valuable information about our future, and the Forest Park and Gamuda Parks Wetlands Arboretum were created with this in mind. Here, we regenerate flora and fauna species, and address the issue of climate change and carbon storage value.

Ecosystem Management

By creating spaces where residents and nature can co-exist and live harmoniously in the same habitat, better homes and habitats are brought to life.

Green ecosystem management refers to green areas of flora and fauna that help cool the environment.

Blue ecosystem management is the sustainability of rivers, lakes and other water-based environmental control measures that ensure effective water management and a healthier aquatic ecosystem.

Brown ecosystem management compliments Green and Blue ecosystems and refers to the hardscape comprising materials, natural resources and man-made materials, including soil, paths and outdoor structures, promoting healthy lifestyles.

Gamuda Parks Rangers

Our Gamuda Parks Ranger programme is an educational programme that encourages children to foster a positive connection with the environment through fun opportunities to experience nature first hand, so they may be more inclined to take positive actions to conserve and protect it.

Community farms

Community farms are a great resource for sustainable food. Several of our developments feature these community farms for residents, including the Kundang Estates’ Community Farm and HAVVA’s Farm By The Quay at Quayside Mall, bringing innovative urban farming to the people, allowing them to enjoy fresh produce while learning more about sustainable farming.

Our expert advisors

At Gamuda Parks, our expert advisors guide us into being better custodians of the land. Dr. Saw Leng Guan, one of our expert botanists, was a former Director of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) with over 35 years of experience in Malaysian taxonomy, herbarium, botanical forestry, and conservation of flora and the ecosystem.

Dato’ Paduka Ir. (Dr.) Hj Keizrul Bin Abdullah is another key figure at Gamuda Parks. He is the Chairperson of the Council of Wetlands International Malaysia, and has been involved in the field of water resource engineering for the past 37 years.

Our Goals

The Gamuda Green Plan is our goal-oriented approach, consolidated into a comprehensive framework with well-defined carbon reduction targets.

Tackling climate change

Contributing Townships:

Forest
Nurturing the Nature Sanctuary
The 1,111-acre Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, the 90-acre Forest Park and 60-acre Central Park
Advanced Tree Planting
8,000 trees planted to date and 106,692 trees to be planted by 2025 via Advanced Tree Planting
Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystem restoration of an oil palm land for people, nature and climate, as well as forest conservation efforts which include a tree preservation program, habitat restoration, species enrichment and carbon storage with FRIM in our Forest Park

Listening to what the land has to tell us

Contributing Townships:

Green Ecosystem Management
Turning a monoculture land into a biodiverse parkland; Gamuda Gardens was built according to the existing terrain with minimal hill-cutting
Forest
Forest Park & Wetlands Arboretum
Preservation of native trees
Advanced Tree Planting
New upcoming PH3B will feature ATR trees, ensuring a lush and serene environment; SplashMania features ATR trees as well
Forest Conservation Efforts
We replanted Hopea subalata in Gamuda Gardens as part of restoration program, as well as black Angsana trees (Pterocarpus indicus), which were found during audit to have conservation value

Sustainable landscaping and maintenance

Contributing Townships:

Water efficiency
Blue Ecosystem Management
Sustainable practices through stormwater retention system, self-sustaining lakes; integrated rainwater harvesting, reuse of natural materials from the project site, recycling and repurposing i.e. biomass disposal and Central Park Irrigation and Quayside Mall plant watering is 100% from recycled lake water, reducing water consumption
Sustainable Landscaping
Adopting the Miyawaki method, Gamuda Parks has planted over 300,000 trees throughout Gamuda Land’s developments, of which 50% are native species
Public Parks
Jade Hills Central Park and Origami Park, where people and nature come together

Sustainable water management and flood mitigation

Contributing Townships:

Urban Farming
Habitat Rehabilitation
Bringing biodiversity back to Gamuda Cove through peatland restoration
Biodiversity Audit Results
For Gamuda Gardens, there is an increase in biodiversity over the years

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