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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is large expanse of Mangrove Forest covering 50,511 ha in area, stretching from Kuala Gula in the north to Pengkalan Baharu in the south of Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. There are 2 islands and 7 major estuaries divided the mangrove area.

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve has been gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906. It is not only renowned as the most successfully managed Mangrove Forest in Malaysia but also amongst the best managed mangrove ecosystem in the world.

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and its adjacent coastline are of major importance as a staging area for migratory shorebirds, and are the major remaining area of suitable habitat in Malaysia for the Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus. In 1985/86, the highest Count of shorebirds approached 14,300 individuals. With a possible turnover rate of between three and six times this figure, it is likely that between 43,000 and 85,000 shorebirds utilize this area during migration. It is recognised as an outstanding conservation management of the rich and diverse of wildlife and habitats that thrive throughout the mangrove and mudflats area.

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