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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Biodiversity at Matang Mangrove Forest


This pristine mangrove and mudflat ecosystem has survived as the largest single tract of mangrove forest in West Malaysia."

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve has been gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906, and since 1908, the Perak Forestry Department has intensively managed it. About 80% of this area is sustainable-yield production forest, consisting mainly of the Bakau Minyak and Bakau Kurap species.

The whole area of this forest reserve is internationally renowned as the best managed sustainable mangrove forest in Malaysia and among the best managed mangrove ecosystem in the world too. It is also recognised as an outstanding conservation management of the rich and diverse of wildlife and habitats that thrive throughout the mangrove and mudflats.

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