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Malaysian limestone orchids status : diversity, threat and conservation.


Rusea, Go and Lim, M.Y.L. and Phoon, S.N. and Yong, W.S.Y. and Tang, C.H. and Khor, H.E. and Abdullah, Janna Ong and Abdullah, J. (2009) Malaysian limestone orchids status : diversity, threat and conservation. Blumea, 54 (1-3). pp. 109-116. ISSN 0006-5196


To date, a total of 288 species from 96 genera were identified from the limestone areas in Perlis and Padawan-Bau, Sarawak, of which many of these are restricted to limestone habitat and either endemic to Perlis or to Sarawak. Knowledge and data obtained from the field observation over the past 8 years leads us to report that at least 15 species endemic to limestone has become rare in the wild in Perlis, Bau and Padawan Sarawak. This was mainly attributed by: i) lack of emphasis by the government on understanding and protecting biodiversity in this kind of habitat; ii) lack of scientists willing to do research in dangerous and disaster prone limestone habitat; and iii) lack of knowledge and awareness among local communities on the importance of conserving and utilizing their natural resources in a sustainable manner.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3767/000651909X474168
Publisher: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
Keywords: Conservation; Diversity; Limestone orchids; Malaysian; Threat.
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 07:40
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 02:18
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15521
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