PARTNER CONTENT FOR SIME DARBY PROPERTY

A JOURNEY INTO URBAN BIODIVERSITY

Join Sime Darby Property in conserving, restoring and enriching our natural heritage of biodiversity.

Globally, 1 Million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. i
2 in 5 plant species are at risk of extinction. i
A 6th mass extinction is predicted by scientists due to the exploitation of Earth’s resources by humans. i
The critical rate of biodiversity loss
in our global ecosystem negatively impacts our FOOD, WATER AND OXYGEN supply.
We need to rebuild our biodiversity.

It is the key to rehabilitating our Earth and securing a sustainable future.

Urban biodiversity

is one of the ways we can protect the enormous variety of life on Earth.

Let’s Spark a Nationwide Conversation to Champion
URBAN BIODIVERSITY

Begin your journey now!

Come with us on a tropical jungle adventure and grow into an EcoGuardian to start making a difference.

The Biodiversity Journey: Building a Conservation Haven

Imagining a future with abundant greenery and wildlife is easy, but the journey to creating that haven is riddled with challenges.
COMING SOON.

Growing Tomorrow's Forests Today

It is important that we don't over-compromise our natural resources to develop our nation. Find out how we can start growing the forests of the future, today.
COMING SOON.

Bridging the Disconnect

Humanity’s rapid journey towards progress has divorced humans from nature. Find out how we can close that gap to restore harmony.
COMING SOON.

Find Out How Much You Know About Biodiversity and Ecosystems

You have come a long way in your journey into urban biodiversity! Take our interactive quiz to see how much you have learnt!
COMING SOON.

The Biodiversity Journey: Building a conservation haven

Imagining a future with abundant greenery and wildlife is easy, but the journey to creating that haven is riddled with challenges. COMING SOON.

Growing tomorrow’s forests today

It is important that we don’t over compromise our natural resources to develop our nation. Find out how we can start growing our forests of the future, today. COMING SOON.

Bridging the disconnect

Humanity’s rapid journey towards progress has divorced humans from nature. Find out how we can close that gap to restore harmony. COMING SOON.

Find out how much you know about Biodiversity and ecosystems

You have come a long way in your journey into urban biodiversity! Take our interactive quiz to see how much you have learnt! COMING SOON.

Sponsor Spotlight

#COExist with Nature

Sime Darby Property has joined forces with Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) in pioneering the Elmina Rainforest Knowledge Center (ERKC) – a hub to promote forestry research, conservation, education and recreation.

Located next to the 2700-acre Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve at the City of Elmina (COE), Shah Alam the Centre aims to connect humans and nature, with engaging community programmes and a tree nursery facility that can produce up to 100,000 Endangered, Rare and Threatened (ERT) trees.

These native ERT trees will be re-planted across the COE and other Sime Darby Property’s townships as part of the developer’s reforestation efforts.

The City of Elmina has set a goal of 210,000 trees to be planted upon completion of the township, 21,000 of them being ERT tree species. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Sime Darby Property invites you on an exciting journey to seed the soil for urban biodiversity.

Elmina Wildlife Watch

The gorgeous pest controllers - Blue Throated Bee Eaters

These attractive and colourful birds are found in southern China and most areas throughout South-East Asia. They are known to live in secondary forests, shrubs, old plantations and parklands such as the Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve, which neighbours the City of Elmina. The Bee Eaters typically feed in groups, spotting and swooping down in flocks to catch their prey.

In addition to bees, these birds feast on a variety of insects including ants, dragonflies, beetles and flies. The Blue Throated Bee Eaters are definitely gorgeous to behold and lovely to have in your neighbourhood.

The Gentle Protector - Malayan Tapir

The Malayan Tapir is one of the most iconic animals in Malaysia and is the largest of the remaining four species of tapirs in the world! An adult Malayan Tapir can weigh up to 500kg, with the females weighing heavier between the two genders. These gentle giants can be found only in Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand, with the remaining, much smaller species being native to Central and South America.

Dubbed the “gardeners of the forest”, tapirs are frugivores that disperse seeds of fruits, which they forage and eat. When they answer nature’s call, they help disperse the undigested seeds and help to enrich the biodiversity of plant species.

Unfortunately, these silent helpers are endangered and need our help to survive.

The dying flying seed - Dipterocarpaceae family

All wild animals need a home where they are sheltered, where there is food and clean water. In Malaysia, this is usually provided or enriched by Dipterocarp trees. This family of trees are found in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia, with approximately 170 species, they make up over 80% of our rainforest canopy! They are also found in African, Asian, Oceania, South China and New Guinea rainforests. These trees can grow as tall as an 18-storey building and they disperse unique adventurous flying seeds!

However, 56% of these nurturing Dipterocarps are threatened due to illegal logging and unsustainable developments. This is why Sime Darby Property and TRCRC are joining forces to conserve and replant these trees in seed banks at the ERKC. Let’s preserve our natural heritage, one flying seed at a time.