Category Archives: Reforestation at Gunung Brinchang
Below are the pictures of the Mossy Forest and Biodiversity Activity on the 26th of September 2016 for Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Tanah Rata. The programme was supervised by Miss Melody Woon , our regular volunteer. As evident by the pictures, the students and teachers had a good time and they learnt a lot about the mossy forest from our guide Mr Satya.
Filling up the questionaires
29th March 2016
Reforestation is one of the core activities of REACH . Currently REACH has 2 main reforestation programmes ie
- Reforestation programmes in Gunung Brinchang and other smaller areas.
- Reforestation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
1. Reforestation programmes in Gunung Brinchang
This began in 2001 in an illegally cleared land on a ridge in Gunung Brinchang.It is conducted from funds from private bodies. As this area is almost fully reforested, for 2015 the reforestation exercises were incorporated with other biodiversity activities such as bird watching, mossy forest educational walks, fertilizing the planted trees.. For future programmes it would include ‘planting’ epiphytes such as orchids onto existing trees.
On the 31st January 2016, Malaysian Association Of Tour & Travel Agents(MATTA) organized a reforestation event which was held at the REACH Biodiversity Center located on a ridge in Gunung Brinchang…
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.
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.
Summary of reforestation and biodiversity activities for 2014 showing the facilitators involved and the participating groups