We need your support to protect Ulu Muda Forest before it is too late! Help us to continue our conservation initiatives to research and advocate for Ulu Muda Forest to be properly managed, protected and conserved.
Rich in biodiversity
Home to 7/10 species of primates found in Peninsular Malaysia, namely the white-handed gibbon, agile gibbon, dusky leaf monkey, banded leaf monkey, long-tailed macaque,pig-tailed macaque and slow loris.
Home to large mammals such as the Asian elephant, gaur, Malayan tapir, and Malayan tiger, all of which are endangered / vulnerable species listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and are Totally Protected under Malaysia’s Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.
Recognised as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International.
Home to the globally-threatened plain-pouched hornbill.
Water catchment area
A saltlick is akin to a ‘health-spa’ and a ‘pharmacy’ for herbivores, which require the essential minerals from saltlicks for their well-being. Sira Air Hangat is the most interesting and frequently visited saltlick in Ulu Muda due to the rare combination of an active hot spring and saltlick.
Please help us save Ulu Muda forest! These are some of the ways on how your generous contribution will help our forest conservation team:-
- Conduct assessment of the biodiversity of Ulu Muda Forest using camera traps
Advocate for gazettement of Ulu Muda Forest as protected area
Current status: production forest reserve that allows selective logging in certain areas.
Organise public exhibitions, seminars and dialogues with various stakeholders and the general public.
Develop a PES (Payment for Ecosystem Services) scheme
This is to ensure that it is safeguarded for conservation of biodiversity, whilst benefiting the nation as a whole.
Conduct a cost-benefit analysis study (CBA)
Focus on the provision of water from the Ulu Muda Forest to create an economic case for the protection of Ulu Muda
Conduct hydrological studies
This is to understand the effects of land-use changes to the quality and quantity of water in Ulu Muda.