The state of nature conservation in Malaysia

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Shelfmark: AS/MY/14

Look back at the state of Malaysian nature conservation 25 years ago with this volume , published in 1991 to mark with the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Nature Society.  Topics covered include habitats, such as caves and mangroves; a wide range of plant and animal taxa; and conservation practices from national parks to environmental impact assessments and the use of GIS. Fully referenced chapters have been contributed by experts with many years experience working in Malaysia.

Cover photograph: Rafflesia keithii


Malyasia’s biodiversity is among the richest in the world and its rain forests among the oldest. Development in Malaysia has been rapid often at the expense of her forests and rivers. It is therefore timely to take stock and assess the state of nature  conservation in Malaysia. This volume includes 31 chapters by 38 experts who review the state of conservation of geology and caves, of forest types (lowland and hill forest, mangroves, kerangas and kerapah forest), of the flora (marine algae, ferns, trees, herbs, orchids, Rafflesia and palms), of the fauna (terrestrial molluscs, butterflies, moths, freshwater fish, sea turtles, birds and mammals), of protected areas in Sabah and Sarawak, as well as applied subjects such as algae as biological indicators, the conservation of fishery resources, soil conservation, sustainable forestry, Environmental Impact Assessments and the use of Geographical Information System for conservation. By bringing together baseline data in a single book, The state of nature conservation in Malaysia will be a useful resource text not only for students, teachers and naturalists but also for decision-makers who decide the fate of Malaysia’s natural heritage.


Geological features
Lowland and hill forests
Kerangas and Kerapah forests of Sarawak
Limestone flora
Benthic marine algae
Ferns and fern-allies of Peninsular Malaysia
Trees of Peninsular Malaysia
Herbaceous plants
Orchids of Sabah and Sarawak
Terrestrial molluscs in Peninsular Malaysia
Butterflies in Peninsular Malaysia
Freshwater fishes in Peninsular Malaysia
Sea Turtles
Small mammals in Peninsular Malaysia
Diurnal primates
Large mammals in Peninsular Malaysia
Large mammals in Sabah
Sabah parks
National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Sarawak
Conservation of fisheries resources through the establishment of marine parks and artificially created habitats
Algae in the conservation and management of freshwaters
Soil conservation
Sustainable forestry and logging
Environmental impact assessment and conservation
The use of GIS for conservation – a case study of the coastal forests in Johor

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