Studies pave way to gazette abandoned Mamut mine

Sep 5, 2023

The State Cabinet actually decided on July 13, 2022 to gazette the abandoned Mamut copper mine into a nature reserve under the Parks Enactment 1984.

By Sept 19-30, 50 researchers from 13 universities mounted a Mamut Scientific Expedition under State orders, with a view to prepare a Management Plan under Sabah Parks.  

For two days Aug 28-Sept 9 at Promenade Hotel, the findings from the expedition were presented.      

Going back to history, in 1971, the Usno Government excised a huge chunk of 2,112ha of forests and removed it from Kinabalu Park in a gazette for private copper mining. 

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Image credit : Norhaslam Adin, Sabah Parks