Malaysia's Hidden Eco Adventure Paradise

>> Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Endau-Rompin National Park Pahang protects one of the most abundant and biologically diverse eco-systems on earth. It is a pristine, ancient wilderness covering about 31,797 hectares of mostly undisturbed lowland tropical rainforest in the State of Pahang, East Malaysia.The Endau-Rompin National Park Pahang is home to many unique species of plants and animals. The oldest rock formation of the Park’s rugged forested ridges, sandstone plateaus, river valleys and spectacular thundering waterfalls, date back more than 245 million years.The Park’s botanical abundance includes towering forest hardwoods, rare fan palms, pitcher plants, rattans, orchids and several species of medicinal plants.Among the wildlife in the Park are elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, tigers, tapirs, sun bears, deer and seladang (wild ox) together with more than 270 species of birds, including the distinctive Rhinoceros hornbill.

The objective of establishing this park is to protect, conserve abd manage in perpetuity the natural environment and also to encourage general public understanding and appreciation towards this natural heritage for present and future generations. This is so because of the existance of various assets which have importance in terms of ecology, archaelogy, ethnography, history and science in the development of education, health,aesthetic value and public recreation.

It has become the desire of the Government to make this park a tourist destination for adventuring, fishing,, boating and other related activities. The park area also serves as a water-catchment area for the inhabitants of Pahang Tenggara where the protection of this area ensures the quality of water supply. The park consists of a unique combination of flora and fauna making it suitable to be designated as an area for research and education. The park also has natural characteristics such as asthetical, scientific, recreational and cultural which are rarely found in other areas in Malaysia more so collectively in one area. Crystal-clear river and the existance of a 45 metre high waterfall have attracted many locals and foreign visitors to this area.

The natural forest in Endau Rompin State Park can be classified as Tropical Lowland Evergreen Rainforest and Hill Dipterocarp Forest. This make the forest part of the Interntional Tropical Forest reserve network. Beside being extremely rich with thousands of species of flora and fauna, the park also provides a sanctuary for wildlife such as Sumatrana Rhinocerous which is being threathened as a result of development in the surrounding area.


Rantong June 11, 2009 at 5:58 AM  

Salam ziarah. Nice blog & informative.

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