Taman Kerangas

The Long Pasia Kerangas Conservation Area is a small conservation area that has been established on a patch of kerangas forest. This rare forest type which grows on white sandy soils is amazingly rich in and is famed for its variety of orchids, rhododendrons and pitcher plants. One of the things that makes kerangas or heath forests so significant for conservation is the range of species concentrated within these small areas. Also because certain species have adapted over time to the unique environmental conditions of each kerangas patch, some species may be restricted entirely to a single area. For example, at least two of the orchid species found in Taman Kerangas Long Pasia are endemic to this patch of forest. One species of orchid, the spectacular Bulbophyllum virescens is known only from the Ulu Tomani area aside from Ulu Padas. This site has since been degraded by logging activities. This suggests that Ulu Padas may serve as a refuge from many more plant species that are disappearing from other parts of Sabah.

Source : WWFM in the Local Environmental News

Taman Kerengas Long Pasia



3 responses to this post.

  1. Must be an interesting place long pasia is… heard of it thru stories and books but to be there must be awesome!


  2. Posted by Natalie Dolly on October 3, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    It is an interesting place for nature loving people.. I’ve been there and not from there.. Besides the place, I like the people and their culture too!!.. 🙂


  3. Posted by lalung on October 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    wishing dat i might have chances to do ma research der..i love to do so…der must be a lot of beautiful God creation..


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