Biosphere Reserve listing?
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.
A cable car on Penang Hill.