Bio­sphere Re­serve list­ing?

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in­for­ma­tion on flora and fauna there. Hav­ing Pe­nang Hill listed as a bio­sphere al­lows re­searchers, sci­en­tists and the lo­cal com­mu­nity the chance to tap into the United Na­tions net­work for en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion.

“There is great bio­di­ver­sity on Pe­nang Hill (so) the po­ten­tial to dis­cover new species is quite high,” she said at a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day when the Canopy Science and For­est Con­ser­va­tion in Pe­nang Sym­po­sium re­cessed for tea.

Two sites in Malaysia – Tasik Chini (Pa­hang) and the Crocker Range (Sabah) – have been recog­nised as Unesco Bio­spheres.

Dur­ing the key­note ad­dress, Cal­i­for­nia Academy of Sci­ences bi­ol­o­gist Prof Meg Lowman said there is an “ex­tra­or­di­nary” amount of bio­di­ver­sity on Pe­nang Hill.

BERNAMAPIX

A ca­ble car on Pe­nang Hill.

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