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.

The Star 30th October 2018 No issuance of TOL since 2008

The Star-30th October 2018 No issuance of TOL since 2018

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.

The Star 24th October 2018-Road to Cameron Highlands hit by landslide

The Star 24th October 2018-Road to Cameron Highlands hit by landslide