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Significant findings of Forest Biodiversity Scientific Expeditions

Malaysia has been recognized as one of the 12 known ‘mega-diversity’ countries in the world. In line with this, the Malaysian government had agreed and committed to enhance effective management, conservation and sustainable development of forest biodiversity. In this context, continuous emphasis would be given in the aspects of conservation, rehabilitation, sustainable consumption as well as equal and fair benefit sharing of the said resources.

In an effort to collect all the information of biological diversity from the natural habitats of the country, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) had organised series of Forest Biodiversity Scientific Expedition in forested areas especially the Permanent Reserved Forests (PRFs). These expeditions involved various disciplines that were cross sectorial such as physical aspects of forest ecosystems, biological diversity of flora and fauna, eco-tourism, ecology, recreation, geology, archaeology and socio-economic. These scientific expeditions were participated by scientists and researchers from various Departments and Government Agencies, Research Institutes, Institutes of Higher Learning, Non-Government Organizations and also individuals who have particular interest in the field of forest management and forest biodiversity.

Besides the involvement of officers and staffs of FDPM, institutions that were always actively involved in every expeditions were Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA), Jabatan landskap dan Taman, Perbadanan Putrajaya, Agensi Remote Sensing Malaysia (ARSM), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan (IMR), Folia Malaysiana, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia (FRIM), Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), and Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN).

 

 

Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis has triangular shaped head.

Annona Glabra

Annona Glabra

A stand of Annona glabra have been found growning in the Matang

Begonia Herveyana King

Begonia Herveyana King

Begonia herveyana is endemic only to Melaka and Johor and listed as critically endangered in the Malaysian Plant Red List assessment project undertaken by FRIM.

Beruk Kentoi

Beruk Kentoi

Stump-tailed macaque found in the evergreen tropical rain forest which has broad leaves of tropical.

Chengal

Chengal

Chengal tree is a popular hardwood tree.

Corybas holttumii

Corybas holttumii

This orchid is one of the three species that are endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.

Cycas clivicola

Cycas clivicola

Cycas clivicola also known as Bogak is one of a primitive plants that has found in Wang Mu, Hutan Taman Negeri Perlis.

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is the smallest rhino in the world.

Etlingera terengganuensis

Etlingera terengganuensis

Thrips razanii is a new discovery for Peninsular Malaysia.

Gastrophrynoides immaculatus

Gastrophrynoides immaculatus

Gastrophrynoides immaculatus has a long and pointy snout eye 

Gnetum microcarpum Blume

Gnetum microcarpum Blume

Gnetum microcarpum Blume had been discovered which proved to be a new species to Peninsular Malaysia.

Hornstedtia Conica Ridl

Hornstedtia Conica Ridl

This 2-3 m tall herb is endemic to Peninsular Malaysia and was first recorded in Belum Forest Reserve, Perak

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