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Biodiversity Gardens Capacity Building Workshop

This online workshop series, organized with the Kota Damansara Community Forest Society and with funding from The Habitat Foundation and the UNDP GEF Small Grants Program, aims to develop knowledge and skills among urban communities that want to conserve, improve and manage green spaces in the city. The workshops discusses on various topics related to rewilding urban areas by our local experts.

Pollinator Series

Learn more on various types of pollinators in the Malaysian context

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What is rewilding?

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?”

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Biodiversity in Cities

In recent years, ecologists have begun to take a second look at plants and animals appearing in cities. There seems to be more ‘nature’ in urban areas than one would expect. Cities are supposed to be human territories—steel, brick and concrete—not exactly welcoming to wildlife. But urban places display a variety of species and habitatsContinue reading “Biodiversity in Cities”

Fig Trees in Town

Fig fruitImage by Couleur from Pixabay We might not all recognize them, and we might not recognize all of them but fig trees are among the native flora that have come to settle in cities with us. Some are intentionally planted in urban areas, while others continue to appear spontaneously, self-sowing, even in the lessContinue reading “Fig Trees in Town”

The City Tree

Most days, a city tree is just a tree. It stands there, out of the way, but close enough if you need a shaded parking or walk. Other days, a tree will make one pause and wonder. Cities all over the world remember to add trees to their streets and build parks from scratch toContinue reading “The City Tree”

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