Wildlife books about Malaysia

Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife and Scenery of Peninsular Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the world’s greatest ecotourism destinations, renowned for both the beauty of its many varied landscapes and for the great diversity of its wildlife. From the dramatic highlands of Mt Kinabalu and the extraordinary caves of Gunung Mulu to the pristine rainforests of Taman Negara and the golden beaches of Langkawi, this is a country of breathtaking scenery and ecological interest.In this revised and updated new edition, author Junaidi Payne looks at the many landscapes and ecosystems found in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, and examines the vast range of wildlife species each habitat supports, including iconic species such as the Asian Elephant, Tiger and Orang-utan. A section on wildlife conservation looks at the challenges that lay ahead if the landscapes and wildlife wealth of Malaysia is to be secured for future generations. Supported by WWF Malaysia, and with over 200 spectacular colour photographs, this book is a celebration of Malaysia’s natural heritage.

Malaysia (Globetrotter Wildlife Guide)

This exciting guide aims to inspire and help travellers to plan and enjoy tours in Malaysia’s finest wildlife reserves.In addition to offering advice on planning your trip and discussing available options as well as park etiquette, the guide offers an overview of Malaysia’s natural environment and wildlife, including an informative gallery of species.Malaysia’s 10 best parks or groupings of parks are profiled, which includes an overview of the featured park, a brief history, a description by area of the park, and special features to look out for. The parks all offer breath-taking scenic beauty, game viewing, a range of accommodation and facilities as well as tours and walks or hikes.Each park profile also includes: panels on matters of special interest; scenic and wildlife photographs; detailed maps showing biomes, routes, camps, picnic spots, scenic spots, places to see, etc; tables showing the range of accommodation, activities and facilities available; what to look out for at which time of year; game-viewing checklist; gate opening- and closing- times; and contact details of featured park, for bookings.

Wild Malaysia

Wild Malaysia is a major new pictorial study of the natural history of southeast Asia’s southernmost peninsula and offshore islands, which are home to an enormous wealth of species. Produced in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature, it is illustrated with 400 superb full-color plates taken especially for this book, of plants, insects and other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, frogs, birds, and mammals, each in its natural habitat.

Wild Malaysia offers a general yet accurate introduction to this spectacularly scenic region and its national parks. Malaysia’s tropical islands, topped by rainforest and ringed by coral reefs and transparent blue seas, are as beautiful and untouched as anywhere in the world. Its vast and exotic wildlife encompasses elephants and the world’s smallest rhinoceros, a profusion of monkeys and apes (including proboscis and leaf monkeys, gibbons, and orangutans), the slow loris and the tarsier, the clouded leopard and the sunbear, bats and reptiles, a spectacular variety of bird and marine life, and over 10,000 species of plants.

An extensive introduction examines the topography, history, climate, and peoples of Malaysia and includes important discussions of the relationship between man and forest, between conservation and development. Sections on animal and plant life provide an overview of the multiplicity of species to be found. And in “A Walk through the Rainforest,” Junaidi Payne explains the complex interdependence of the forest ecosystem, details Malaysia’s conservation programs, and the plans to create new reserves and protected areas not only in the forest but on the islands and surrounding seas as well.

Individual chapters describe peninsular Malaysia’s islands, coastal areas, and hill forest (many of which have been designated as national parks), Sarawak’s great rivers and cave systems, and Sabah’s offshore islands with their coral reefs, marine life, and exotic flora. There is also a complete list of conservation areas.

Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei (Bradt Travel Guide) – A personal favourite: I love the Bradt Guides

The biodiversity of Borneo is one of the greatest in the world, with tropical rainforest and rivers covering over 70 percent of Malaysian Borneo. Borneo is one of just two places where the Orangutan has survived, and there are hundreds of unique flora and fauna species. This is the first English-language guide focusing exclusively on Malaysian Borneo & the Sultanate of Brunei. It offers all the practical advice you’d expect, but with a deep and vivid insight into Borneo, its nature, people, sites, countryside and cities.

One reader wrote:

Excellent information. Well laid out. Simple straightforward explanations written in plain English. Good for first time visitor to Borneo

Birds of Borneo

One reader noted:

A great little guide. Seems like a cut down version of the Helm Series of bird guides, but is quite sufficient to take with you into the field. Because it doesn’t have full coverage of each species, things like sub-species, detailed distribution, etc., it’s much lighter and so fits into a pocket much better.

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