Thursday, June 26, 2008

Two new national parks being considered in Kuching


KUCHING: Two new areas in Kuching division are being considered to be gazetted as national parks, Wilfred Stephen Landong, general manager of Protected Area Biodiversity Conservation of the Sarawak Forestry disclosed.

The two areas that are still being looked at are the Bungo Range in Bau and the Padawan Caves in Padawan area. Bungo Range is one of the latest now in the process of being gazzetted.

“We are now going to conduct basement study on the Padawan cave. Basically, these are the two areas in Kuching that we are looking at,” he said.

He told reporters this after briefing the 2nd Malaysia Park Newsletter Editorial Committee Meeting at Samajaya Nature Reserve here yesterday.

“Interesting features of the Padawan Caves are the cast system especially the Padawan cave. Of course, like the Bungo Range, there are a lot of bio-diversity there, not only just the caves but also other natural resources that need to be conserved,” he added.

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