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BIODIVERSITY

August 20, 2018

Mangroves are very unappreciated! Like tropical rainforests, mangrove ecosystems are very important habitats for plants and animals, help to regulate climate and also serve as water catchment areas. 26 July is celebrated every year as the International Day for the Cons...

April 6, 2018

You may have heard of the world's biggest flower in your biology class, but do you realise how utterly strange and fascinating this plant is?

 

January 26, 2018

The Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex is known for its rich biodiversity. Some of Malaysia's most recognisable creatures call this ancient rainforest home! Test your knowledge with our Belum Biodiversity Quiz to find out how familiar you are with Belum's most iconic re...

January 3, 2018

As we usher in 2018, let's take a look back at some of the developments in environmental conservation in Malaysia over the past year. The Malaysian governments, both federal and local, have made significant improvements to their environmental policy and wildlife protec...

September 29, 2017

Wildlife trafficking is a serious problem in the Belum-Temengor rainforest. Even though the Temengor Forest Reserve does not enjoy the same level of protection as the Royal Belum State Park, many of the animals that live in it are recognised as Protected Species or Tot...

August 28, 2017

One of the outcomes of the Belum Rainforest Summit 2016 was the drafting of the Belum Rainforest Blueprint, and one of the points of said Blueprint is to increase the number of tigers in the Belum-Temengor rainforest from 40 to 50 over a period of four years.

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August 10, 2017

In the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex, there is one creature that stands head and shoulders over everything else - the Asian elephant, also known as Elephas maximus. Asian elephants may be smaller than their African counterparts but they are still the largest land a...

August 9, 2017

Remember the cute baby elephant that was run over on the Gerik-Jeli Highway about three days ago? Although roadkills such as this one are relatively rare, they do remind us that elephants and other large creatures live in close proximity to humans. 

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