Friday, April 30, 2010

Why Are People So Worried About the KLORR

The proposed KL Outer Ring Road will cause irreparable damage to Taman Negeri Selangor.  The highway will cut through the Ampang Forest Reserve and bisect the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge.  If the highway goes behind the ridge, instead of cutting through the ridge, the road will damage the Klang Gates Reservoir, a pristine water source for all of Kuala Lumpur city.

The highway will jeopardise the biodiversity found within the Park.  As much of the Park is hilly terrain, there is also great worry about the potential of landslides, noise pollution, air pollution and run-off pollution from the highway.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spread the News on TNS - Tell 10 Friends about the Park

Residents of Selangor, KL and Putrajaya cannot live without Taman Negeri Selangor - literally!  The water the Park protects, the local climate it helps maintain, the biodiversity it provides a home to, and the wonderful recreational get-aways it provides for the busy urban Malaysian.

Yet too many people still don't know about this magnificent Park, and the critical role it plays in protecting our quality of life.  Do your part to help spread the message. 

Tell 10 friends, family members or colleagues about Taman Negeri Selangor.   Send them this blog-site link, take them on a picnic at one of the many recreation sites, or just talk to them about this amazing Park, right in our own 'backyard'.

If we don't speak up for Taman Negeri Selangor, it may not be there to keep protecting us!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Templer's Park Gazetted Under Taman Negeri Selangor

In early March 2010, Templer's Park was gazetted as part of Taman Negeri Selangor.  This brings the total area gazetted to date to just over 93,000 hectares.  This is exciting news for the Park, and for conservation in Selangor.

Templer's Park has been enjoyed by residents of the city, looking for a jungle retreat, since the time of the British.  Over the years, as more green areas have disappeared, Templer's Park and the neighboring recreation sites such as Kancing and Commonwealth forest, have become increasingly popular.  While Templer's Park, Kancing and Commonwealth forest are beautiful (and all part of the Park), they can be extremely crowded, particularly on the weekends and public holidays.

Aside from the crowds, encroachment and development continue to be a major threat to the Park.  The areas outside the Park boundaries in the vicinity of Templer's Park are a hotbed of development.  Only with the residents of Selangor concerned about the Park and active in its conservation, can the Selangor State Park survive well into the future, and continue to provide us with the quality of life we so enjoy.