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.



We run educational environmental programmes for children and adults.


We conduct workshops on discovery and art.


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

Latest articles & guides

  • How to do mulching
    Mulching is a simple and yet useful gardening technique. It is the practice of putting a layer of covering above the surface of soil, so that the soil is shielded and protected. The layer of covering is known […]
  • Case Study Series: Kebun-Kebun Bangsar
    Kebun-Kebun Bangsar is a community garden in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. It is on a small, linear piece of land flanked by houses on both sides. The community garden was initiated by Ng Seksan, a landscape architect, back in […]
  • 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 & […]

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