Malaysia is ranked 10th on a list of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries as we are blessed with a rich biodivesity of flora and fauna. Although Malaysia still has 56.4% tree cover, it is undeniable that development often takes precedence over preservation of the rainforest, as such, we are now facing many environmental disasters.
Around 70% of natural disasters are now climate related – up from around 50% from two decades ago. This can be attributed to climate change, green house effects, pollution, the endangering and lost of flora and fauna, etc. Despite these issues, Oxford University researchers report that the best technology to combat climate is to just plant trees.
Living in the 21st Century, we find the public’s understanding about our natural world is paradoxical. On the one hand, we love being outdoors and enjoy nature, on the other, our sense of conservation is rather lacking.
Therefore, Landskap Malaysia was established with the aim to nurture the Malaysian society with knowledge of our natural rainforest and to inculcate a love for nature. The formation of Landskap Malaysia was the initiative of YABhg Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and YABhg Tun Jeanne Abdullah.
Landskap Malaysia is an independent and not-for-profit body incorporated on 25 March 2009. Landskap Malaysia is chaired by YABhg Tun Jeanne Abdullah.
Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC), a sister company of Landskap Malaysia, has a broader vision, TRCRC focuses on the conservation and preservation of tropical rainforest plant species and to further help enhance the efforts of other related NGO’s in cultivating and maintaining a stable ecosystem.