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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Maliau Basin

Maliau Basin
Journey from Keningau-Sapulut-Kalabakan Road

Maliau Basin conservation area are one of Malaysia's finest wilderness areas. From 1999 until 2003 a joint project with Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) resulted in basic infrastructures, the establish of Maliau Basin studies center, baseline research and strategic management plan for the area.

Maliau Basin
Sign Board to Maliau Basin
Maliau Basin conservation area also known as Sabah's Lost World, a 584 square kilometre Class 1 Protection forest reserved and one of Malaysia's finest wilderness areas, comprising a high plateau surrounded by a formidable escrapment and containing outstanding natural features such as the popular 7-tiered Maliau Falls and numerous smaller waterfall.

Situated in south central of Sabah, this virtually self-contained ecosystem is drained by one river only, the Maliau river which flow out of a gorge in the south east of the basin and forms one of the headwaters of the Kinabatangan river.

Maliau contains unusual forest type including rare montane heat forest and distinc and divers flora with over 1800 species of plant so far identified. Along with the surrounding forest it is also home to rare mammals such as banteng, clouded leopard and Malayan sunbear and more than 275 species of bird.

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