Wildlife & Pollinators Refuge
Almost 8,000 species of bird, mammal, reptiles, amphibians and fish are endangered due to habitat loss due to unsustainable exploitation of human activities. Sustainable management of resources can enhance biodiversity and increase the number of threatened wildlife species.
The land that gazetted for the Social Forestry Program within the PIAH Forest Reserve will become a Refuge for the Wildlife. We aimed to create a refuge for the Malayan Tigers, Asian Elephant, Tapir, Sambar Deer, Malayan Porcupine, Long-tailed Porcupine, Clouded Leopard, Black Panther, Sun Bear and many other vulnerable animal species. Thus, it will protect the Wildlife and its habitat as well as reduce the conflict between Wildlife and Local Communities.
Our initiative includes monitoring and tracking the wildlife movement to establish a buffer zone as a wildlife Migration route. A pocket grazing area will be planted with various type of vegetation along the Migration route as a food source for the animals. This will allow the natural breeding of Wildlife habitat within the PIAH Forest Reserve.
Data of Complaints to Department of Wildlife and National Park (DWNP), Perak about the Presence of Wildlife Roaming Around PIAH Forest Reserve
Data Recorded by Bambusa Foundation about the Human Wildlife Conflict at Few Villages That are not Reported but brought up by Indigenous & Local Community to Bambusa Foundation during SIA survey within Lenggong - Gerik Area, Perak (2020 - 2021)
*Note: Data were obtained during Social Impact Assessment (SIA) from local villages in Lenggong, Perak which have not been reported to Department of Wildlife and National Park (DWNP
Moreover, Pollinators are critical to biodiversity on Earth and its ecological function. They have a mutually beneficial relationship with most species of plants where the survival of one depends on the other. Nearly 90% of wild flowering plants need pollinators like bees, bats, butterflies and birds to transfer pollen for successful sexual reproduction. A healthy pollinator population can increase yields and higher quality crops.
However, the abundance, diversity and health of pollinators are threatened, as well as the provision of pollination due to current human activities. Climatic changes also lead to alteration of range, affluence and seasonal activities of some wild pollinator species. Habitat destruction, forest fragmentation and degradation have often reduced food source for pollinators.
With the Social Forestry initiative, we aim to restore the pollinators to aggressively disperse the pollens for propagation. This allows to maintain the genetic diversity within a population and able to develop adequate fruits to entice seeds dispersers.