Visit wildlife sanctuaries in Malaysia to show your support for the conservation of Malaysia Wildlife
Malaysia wildlife is as exotic as it gets – giant tropical snakes, tapirs, bearcats (binturong), orangutans, exotic birds such as the Sarawak hornbill – to name a few. The lush evergreen forest of Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo are the habitat of many endangered species, their forest canopy home since ancient times.
Malaysia has an abundance of wildlife, not only in the jungles, rivers and lakes but also wildlife that has adapted to modernisation and development. Take a drive behind the Kelab Darul Ehsan (KDE) area in Ampang and you may spot a wild monkey or two. Residents in Terengganu are familiar with the sights of wild boars, monkeys and lizards roaming around housing estates. In Sarawak, you might spot a small snake or a rare beetle in your garden.
As more and more human activities encroach onto land that were once habitats of these creatures, it is no wonder that they learn to adapt and co-habit with us, whether we like it or not.
Modernisation and encroachment causes more trees and jungles to be vanquished. Many species of animals and plants are destroyed by logging activities, rapid development and construction.
Visit wildlife sanctuaries in Malaysia to show your support for the conservation of Malaysia Wildlife.
List of Malaysia Wildlife:
Wildlife in Peninsular Malaysia
1.)Ulu Muda Eco Park
1.) Bukit Merah Laketown Eco-park & Orangutan Sanctuary
1.) Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary, Parit Buntar.
2.) Segari Turtle Hatchery, near Pantai Pasir Panjang.
1.) Kuala Selangor Fireflies, Kuala Selangor.
2.) National Zoo.
1.) Endau-Rompin National Park
1.) Crocodile Farm, Ayer Keroh.
2.) Melaka Zoo / Safari
State: Negeri Sembilan
1.) Titi Eco-farm Resort
1.) Kuala Krai Mini Zoo
1.) Tasik Kenyir
2.) Rantau Abang Turtle Sanctuary & Information Centre
1.) Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
2.) Chendor Beach Turtle Watching
Wildlife in East Malaysia (Borneo)
1.) Danum Valley Conservation Area.
2.) Malian Basin Conservation Area.
3.) Orangutan Sanctuary, Sepilok.
4.) Tabin Wildlife Reserve, near Lahad Datu.
1.) Matang Wildlife Centre, Kuching.
2.) Talang Marine Park, Lundu.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia
WWF Malaysia is dedicated to wildlife conservation and preservation, with its main mission to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and create harmony between Man and Nature.
You can help WWF Malaysia meet its objectives by becoming a ‘Kawan’(friend) of WWF Malaysia. Become a member and/or to donate to WWF and aid them in their cause.
Malaysian Nature Society(MNS)
The Malaysian Nature Society has been actively involved in promoting public awareness on the importance of caring and protecting Malaysia’s natural heritage since the 1940s.
Malaysia Wildlife: Turtles
Learn more about Turtles.
Malaysia Wildlife: Binturongs