Category Archives: Mossy Forest Visits and Reforestation

Site inspection at Batu Gangan by Forestry officers on the 10th July 2018

Local and Federal Forestry officers made a site inspection at Batu Gangan on the 10th of July 2018. This included adjacent sites forested by other NGOs. Under the Greening of Cameron Highlands project, Reach has completed the programme but will continue to maintain the site subject to the availability of funds and will continue to promote research on the neighbouring montane forests.

Biodiversity Site visit by members of the National Parks Board Singapore 17th May 2018

by Cheam May Choo

Members from the National Parks Board ,Singapore  visited our biodiversity site in Gunung Brinchang on the 17th May 2018 to learn more about our conservation efforts and actvities carried out. The team was headed by Mr Ang Wee Foong, Deputy Director (Nursery Management & Native Plant Centre) . Dr Liau Tai Leong,our vice president briefed them and showed them around the site. Also present was Mr Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan, our president, Saras and Amir.

Exploratory trip into untouched mossy forests of Batu Gangan and Sg Terla-30th June 2018

30th June 2018- Under the Kemaman Bitumen Save the Mossy Forest fund , we organised a trip into the untouched mossy forsts of Batu Gangan and Sg Terla Forests Reserves. These forests are on the eastern slope of Gunung Irau.( Over the years, few missing trekkers  enroute to Irau has been found here !) 12 volunteers joined in including our resident orchid specialist Encik Embi Abdullah and resident photographer Encik Amran Nazar Khan.  Aerial imagery of the site was also done.

As expected the findings on this trip did not disappoint as being more than 1400 m above sea level, the fauna was that of the cloud forest variety. Going upstream we found many polypipes sourcing water to the farms below but these dwindled as we climbed higher. The mosses enveloped the ground, stones in the rivers, fallen logs and tree trunks. Negiotiating upstream was tricky as the moss covered rocks were very slippery indeed.

Activities for July 2018

updated 31st July 2018

by Cheam May Choo

We are pleased to inform that, thanks to our many volunteers, our activities in July 2018 were successfully carried out. We have many more exciting activities planned for the months ahead and we will keep you updated.

1st July 2018- Volleyball competition in Sg Ubi Orang Asli village-completed

3rd July 2018- Indoor games with Cherish children-completed

7th July 2018- Batu Gangan Reforestation under the Kemaman Bitumen Fund-completed

9th July 2018-1.Playground visit Cherish -completed  2. Meeting at 2 pm with Forestry Department of PeninsularMalaysia at the local forestry office’ completed

10th July 2018-1. Soil preparation for tree saplings from 9am to 12 noon.-completed  At 5pm-trip to Biodiversity site for work on bird sanctuary.-Work just commenced

2. Visit to Site of Forest Restoration at Batu Gangan  with Forestry Officers at 9 am- completed

11th July 2018- Continuation of work in Biodiverity site in Gunung Brinchang-completed

12th July 2018- Trip to Goat Farm with Cherish at 8.30 am-completed

14th July 2018-Exploration and Orchid walk in Batu Gangan Forest reserve under the Kemaman Bitumen Fund 8am to 3 pm-completed

16th July 2018-Reforestation at Batu Gangan 8.30 am to 1 pm-completed

17th July 2018-Environmental Education Programme on recycling in SMK Kg Raja-completed

20th July 2018-BBQ at Cherish-completed

24th July 2018-Reforestation at Batu Gangan Forest reserve 8.30 am to 1 pm-completed