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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Danum Valley

Danum Valley

Danum Valley conservation area is one of Sabah's last strongholds of lowland dipterocarp forest. Danum valley field centre is a world renowed facility for tropical rainforest research. A major collaborative programme with the United Kingdom royal society and other joint initiatives have generated over 330 studies and involved the training of local and oversea students.



Danum Valley conservation area, a 438 square kilometers Class 1 Protection Forest Reserved and one of the Borneo's last strongholds of the lowland diptercorp forest which used to cover most of northern Borneo.

With tree species numbering over 200 per hectare, it is among the oldest and richest rainforest in the world. These majestic forests with trees reaching over 60 meter tall provide a vital refuge to some of Sabah's most endangered wildlife such as Orang Utan, Sumatran rhino, proboscis monkey and Asian elephant also over 300 species of birds.

Situated in the heart of the conservation area, Mount Danum at 1093 meter high, is the tallest peak and surrounded by sub-mountane forest.

Raleigh International project in Danum Valley, Malaysian Borneo



The nearest major town is Lahad Datu on Sabah’s southeast coast; approximately 2-hour drive (81 km) away.
Danum Valley Map. How to get to Danum Valley
Danum Valley
Definition
Dipterocarpaceae, family Dipterocarpaceae - chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins.
North Borneo (Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak) is the richest area in the world for dipterocarp species.

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