Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforest in the world
and covers the area size of approximately 300,000 hectares, known for its rich bio-diversity, floral-fauna as well
as numerous mammals’ species.
Belum-Temengor is estimated to be as old as 130 million years, making it older
than the jungle of the Amazon or Congo.
- Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest has been recognized by Birdlife
International as an Important Bird Area.
- The area as a whole has been regconized as an essential water catchment area
by the federal government.
- For its natural attractions and riches in flora and fauna, it was
identified in the National Ecotourism Plan as a priority site for ecotourism.
- Belum Forest Reserve has been
declared as the Royal Belum State Park by Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) Sultan Azlan Shah, Sultan of Perak in
2003. And, was officially gazetted as a State Park in 2007.
Northern Corridor Implementation Authority - NCIA has identified Belum-Temengor
Tropical Rainforest as an ecotourism destination in NCER (Northern Corridor Economic Region) development
- Leaders In Destinations
On its way to become a 'Leader in Destinations,' Belum Eco Resort is doing its best in incorporating responsible tourism principles into their operations and developing a sustainable practice at a destination that is environmentally fragile.
- rakan royal belum
THE Perak Government is planning to form an awareness group, Rakan Royal Belum, to educate youngsters and schoolchildren on preserving and protecting the Royal Belum tropical rainforest.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said he had sought the assistance of non-governmental organisations like Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to help with the plan.
- save temenggor
A petition with 82,715 signatures to save the Temenggor Forest Reserve has been handed over to the state government.
The campaign initiated by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) together with its partner The Body Shop Malaysia had collected the signatures for six months since April last year.
- Lessons in the forest
The Royal Belum State Park is part of the larger Belum-Temenggor forest, and its 117,500 hectares of land was given the Royal status in 2003. With an estimated 3,000 species of flora as well as an important habitat for mammals such as the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros and the Malayan tiger, the area is said to be the only real virgin forest remaining in the country. The Belum-Temenggor also boasts of being the only forest in Malaysia with all 10 species of Malaysian hornbills, and has three species of the infamously foul-smelling Rafflesia flower. But before arriving at this idyllic spot, one has to first endure the seven-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to the Pulau Banding jetty, which serves as gateway to the forest complex.
Royal Belum on World Map