DISCOVER WILDLIFE IN KUALA LUMPUR
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
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.
The term rewilding has been thrown about a lot quite recently but in many cases, the term has been misused to just be about planting trees. Here I explain how ecologists view rewilding, as well as important concepts required to understand rewilding. This is somewhat a summary of a review paper by Perino et al.Continue reading “What is rewilding?”
Naturally occurring wildflower patches are the first step in succession. These small sun loving plants are usually the first to colonise bare land. They then help to regenerate the soil and make it suitable for secondary vegetation like shrubs and small trees to grow. It should be stated that modern wildflower meadows are not nativeContinue reading “Wildflower meadows in Malaysia, a beginners guide”
A beginner’s butterfly garden uses host plants and flowering plants that grow wild. Shade is not an issue for many of these butterfly species here since they are adapted to living in hot open areas. Because this garden uses wild plants, it requires almost zero maintenance (except for occasional trimming). For aesthetic value, you canContinue reading “A Beginner Butterfly Garden”