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The Sungai Buloh forest reserve in the midst of urban Petaling Jaya is being whittled away in the name of development. Local residents, concerned that one of the oldest forest reserves in the country may be turned into a concrete jungle, are campaigning for the green lung to be developed into a community forest park.
DATUK Liew Kee Sin, 45, holds education very close to his heart. As a graduate from Universiti Malaya, he joined a local merchant bank in 1981 and after five years, ventured into property development.
The Malaysian Nature Society recently organised a nature guide-training programme for its volunteers, writes MEERA SUPRAMANIAM who joined in the fun.
THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.
Frogs and toads are not simple or stupid creatures. In fact these much-maligned animals are escape artists, masters of deception, habitat specialists and most are savvy enough to stay away from humans. While walking in the jungle you are bound to hear the loud choruses of the many fascinating frogs that scuttle in the leaf litter, cling to tree branches or wallow in small pools.