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The Urban Biodiversity Initiative (UBI) is an independent collective for urban ecology research, conservation and environmental education. We are a social enterprise based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WHAT WE DO

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

We run educational environmental programmes for children and adults.

WORKSHOPS

We conduct workshops on discovery and art.

CONSULTATION

We provide advices on ecology and biodiversity issues with track record in supporting NGO’s with various environmental projects.

Latest articles & guides

  • Kelapa
    Common name: Coconut Palm Malay name: Kelapa, Nyiur Scientific name: Cocos nucifera Conservation status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia Description A palm tree that reaches 30 m tall. It is crowned by large, feather-like leaves. Stem is straight, unbranched, have rings of scar. […]
  • Pandan
    Common name: Screwpine Malay name: Pandan Scientific name: Pandanus amaryllifolius Conservation status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia Description A shrub or small tree with long, slightly pleated leaves. Leaves are fragrant and spirally arranged. Habit: Perennial shrub Cultivation: It is planted by stem cuttings & […]
  • Inai
    Common name: Henna Tree, Egyptian Privet Malay name: Inai Scientific name: Lawsonia inermis Conservation Status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia Description A shrub or small tree that reaches 2-6 m in height. Stem is slender and much-branched. Old branches can […]
  • Jelai
    Common name: Job’s Tears Malay name: Jelai Scientific name: Coix lacryma-jobi Conservation status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia Description A grass that reaches 1-2 m tall. It produces tear-shaped false fruits that enclose the grains, giving the name of this plant. The false […]

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