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Mossy Forest Tours and Reforestation Continues for our local kids -2015

30th July 2015

25 Standard 5 students from SJK(C) Brinchang were the first in Cameron Highlands this year to join in REACH’s reforestation at our Bio-Diversity Centre program. Accompanied by two teachers and three REACH volunteers: Elucia, Geogina and myself, we squashed ourselves into three 4WD vehicles and hit the road at approximately 9.15am.

Our first stop was the famous Mossy Forest at G. Brinchang. En route even though it was a very bumpy ride, we managed to catch a glimpse of a large niltava and its mate as well as a Fire tufted barbet. The rolling green hills of tea were also a fine sight to behold as we made our way up the mountain.

After an educational briefing session by our guide, Satya, who shared a little of his store of knowledge of the thousands of species of herbs and fungi in Cameron Highlands, we entered the mossy forest to take a look for ourselves the fabled beauty of the forests of our own hometown.

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Reforestation Update 18th November 2014

18.11.2014

Reforestation is one of the core activities of REACH. In 2004 REACH was given permission by the local land office and Forestry Department to reforest an illegally cleared site at Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, This site is located in Banjaran Titiwangsa, the main range of Peninsular Malaysia and is at 1800 m above sea level. It was formerly covered by montane forest. The montane forests here houses myriad highland flora and fauna and this site lies in the water catchment area for Brinchang. REACH has been conducting reforestation programmes for locals and visitors since then and to date more than 9000 trees have been planted at the site.