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Society calls for conservation of endangered tree species


Shorea lumutensis or balau putih is only found in several parts of Perak.

Shorea lumutensis or balau putih is only found in several parts of Perak.

THE CRITICALLY endangered tree species Shorea lumutensis only found in Perak must be conserved, and promoted as an eco-tourism product to prevent IT from going extinct.

Eco-tourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (Ecomy) co-founder and CEO Andrew Sebastian said the species, locally known as balau putih, can only be found at the high conservation value forests (HCVF) of the Sungai Pinang Virgin Jungle Reserve on Pangkor Island, Segari-Melintang Forest Reserve, and at the Teluk Rubiah Forest Reserve in Lumut.

Perak , Teluk Rubiah Forest Reserve

   

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