Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hikes to Waterfalls in the Park

Waterfall Survivors are organising trips to waterfall sites in the Park, in the Hulu Langat region.  One is the Perdik Falls on Sunday, 26 Sept at 7 am.  The other trip is to Lepok Falls on Saturday, 2 Oct. also at 7am.

You can visit their site on Facebook at waterfall.survivors  for more information.

You can also visit Waterfalls of Malaysia for more details on the two waterfalls.  The photos below are from Waterfalls of Malaysia.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Species of the Month - the Malayan Tiger

The Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni, may roam in and out of the Park, in search of food.  With recent sightings around the Fraser's Hill area in 2005, the northern forests of Taman Negeri Selangor have been classified as tiger habitat under the Selangor Structure Plan.  Tigers may also roam in and out of other sections of the Park, particularly the large tracts of forest, including the Hulu Langat area in the south.

While powerful creatures and stealthy hunters, tigers instinctively try to avoid humans and will only attack people if they are provoked, injured or unable to hunt their usual food.

Tigers are carnivores, with their favorite prey being wild boar and deer.  They are solitary creatures except during mating time, or as a mother with young cubs.  No two tigers have the same stripe pattern.

Sadly, there are less than 500 individual tigers left in the wild in Peninsular Malaysia - as compared to about 3,000 individuals 50 years ago.  The Malayan tiger is listed as Critically Endangered  under IUCN.   Tigers prefer the lowland dipterocarp forests as their primary habitat, which is the main forest type of Taman Negeri Selangor.

To learn more about efforts to protect our magnificent Malayan tiger, please visit:
Tx2 - Double the Number of Tigers

Also, please sign the petition to stop the KL Outer Ring Road from fragmenting the forests of Taman Negeri Selangor:
Stop the KLORR from Damaging Taman Negeri Selangor

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya!

Wishing a Selamat Hari Raya and Selamat Bercuti to all!

Enjoy the holidays!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Check Out the BFM Podcast on Taman Negeri Selangor

From the BFM website:

TrEES (Treat Every Environment Special) is on a mission to save the Selangor State Park. They, like many other concerned citizens and NGO's, are troubled by the proposal to align the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road across the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and through the Selangor State Park.

Leela Panikkar and Christa Hashim, co-directors of TrEES, tell us more about the government's development plans, the consequences of cutting down and through the national park, and why this magnificent park must be saved.

TrEES Talk About TNS on BFM