and now, i pledge everyone to save the temengor too! its located in the northern state of perak, the belum-temengor forest complex, in the state of perak is over 130 million years old, older than the amazon and congo basins, subsequently much more complex in biodiversity.
the contiguous belum-temengor forest spans across a massive 300,000 hectares; approximately four times the size of singapore. it forms the last remaining contiguous tract of forest in peninsular malaysia, which is outside the national protected area system. with a huge diversity of flora and fauna, it allows malaysia to be recognized as one of the 12 mega-biodiversity centres in the world.
we strongly believe that given the opportunity, belum and temengor areas are more valuable under conservation management, rather than being converted to other uses, or developed solely for the extraction of their natural resources.
as such, legal protection of these treasures would go a long way towards sustaining the biological diversity our tropical rain forests.
anyone who wants to support mns in pushing the government to extend protection to temenggor can participate in its ‘save temengor’ campaign which is supported by the body shop.
the petition for temengor's gazettement is at www.thepetitionsite.com/1/savetemengor2010. the petition can also be signed at any the body shop outlets.
*info about temengor is from the body shop.