BINTULU, 28 October - Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB) has a 95-hectare forest reserve known as the Nirwana Forest Reserve which conserves Borneo's plant species.
Interestingly, this forest reserve is the only area with endemic plant species in Borneo known as Sarawakondendron filamentosum.
The Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry UPMKB, Dr. Zamri Rosli said endemic plants are the only plants that live in one place.
"The living collection of this species is currently only available in the Nyabau hill area which is here. Therefore, UPMKB will always strive to maintain this crop.
"We also plant as many plant species including important trees as possible, either as a source of logs or for other interests such as fruit resources, medicine and perfume industries," he said.
The number of saplings planted in this forest to date has reached more than a million trees including dozens of tree species listed as the Sarawak tree red list in 2014. – UPM
Date of Input: 03/11/2022 | Updated: 03/11/2022 | lanz
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