Black Water Jewel - South-East Pahang Peat Swamp Forest
It is hoped that this book will help unravel the 'jewel' of the 'blackwater' forest in the South-East Pahang region to a wide spectrum of readers.
The South-East Pahang Peatg Swamp Forest (SEPPSF) complex has been the subject of global conservation interest as it harbours enourmous biological diversity while providing important benefits and services of national interest and supports the livelibood of local communities. This forested area is believed to be mainland Asia''s largest and least disturbed PSG taht remains as a single nearly contiguous complex. its importance nationally has been recognised by the Malaysian Government; hence its selection under a five-year (2002-2007) UNDP/GEF Funded PSF Project MAL/99/G31: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Tropical Peat Swamp Forests and Associated Wetland Ecosystems.
As part of the Peat Swamp Forest Project outputs, it is hoped that this book will help unravel the ''jewel'' of the ''blackwater'' forest in the South-East Pahang region to a wide spectrum of readers. Conservation of this precious yet fragile wetland ecosystem is of paramount importance to the nation and this can only be achieved by understanding the significance of this ecosystem in the national and global contexts.
If you wish to have a copy of this booklet, please contact:
UNDP/GEF Funded Peat Swamp Forest, Project Support Unit-MAL/99/G31,
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-6279 7277
Fax: +603-6277 0791