Malaysia's forest research history dates back to the mid 1890's. However, it was in1929 when the first official Forest Research Institute (FRI) was established, on degraded tin mining and vegetable growing land at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. In 1985, FRI was gazette as a research and development statutory body under the Ministry of Primary Industries and renamed the Forest Research Institute…
Ulu Muda and Pedu Lake Forest Reserve is quite remote and a visit to Ulu Muda entails meticulous planning as there are permits to be applied from the Kedah State Forestry Department and authorized guides to be arranged.
Taman Negara, Malaysia's premier park and the largest in the country.The park was established for the sole purpose of protecting and preserving the flora and fauna indigenous to the area.
Many species of water birds can be observed along the rich mudflat feeding grounds at low tide. The levee bank that separates the mangrove and secondary forest ecosystems now forms part of a web of nature trails that meander through and around about 6 kilometers of the park's secondary forest areas and artificial lake system.
The Royal Belum forest is located in the Gerik, Perak, area (Hulu Perak). It is believe that the forest reserve coverage is about 290,000 hectares and with more than 146,000 hectares of virgin forest. The forest is divided into two sections: the upper Belum area, which stretches to the Thai-Malaysian border covering of impenetrable jungle and the lower Belum mostly…
Perlis State Park is located along the western border of Perlis, where Peninsular Malaysia meets Thailand. The Park is situated on the longest continuous range of limestone hills in the country, called the Nakawan Range. The Nakawan Range has beautiful, heavily forested slopes, sheer cliff faces, streams and extensive cave system.
Located at the north-western corner of Penang Island stands the last wilderness and nature heritage of Penang. Part of the area forms the catchment of Teluk Bahang dam. It is the most remote part of the state. Lying way out of civilization, it is the nature park for scientific & nature studies and recreational activities.
Kuala Gula its surrounding area is a sanctuary for nearly 200 species of birds. It lies at the northern end of the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in the state of Perak Adjacent to this fishing village are mangrove swamps, mudflats and estuaries while on its hinterland are extensive oil palm plantations.
During the late 19th century in Malaysia, the conversion of rainforest habitats into rubber and oil palm plantations marked the beginning of a colossal conflict between man and Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant. The encroachment of human settlements and agriculture massively eroded the size of the elephant's forest territory.