Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Ambitious book sheds new light on Danum Valley Conservation area

KOTA KINABALU: One of the best ways to explore Sabah’s renowned Danum Valley Conservation area at Ulu Segama Forest Reserve, Lahad Datu, is by flipping through the pages of a newly-launched book - “Danum Valley, the rainforest”.

Its author, Dutchman Hans Hazebroek, said the monograph provides readers an overall insight into the rainforest which they could never get by visiting the place alone.

“By going through the book (which is written using layman’s terms), readers will get invaluable information about Danum Valley.

“(Readers who later visit the site can therefore experience Danum) in the right context with the knowledge they have,” said the geologist after the book-launching ceremony, held in conjunction with the opening of the Danum Valley Wildlife and Resources survey 2016 here.

The book is co-authored by Sabah Parks chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Dr Zainal Adlin Tengku Mohamood and Yayasan Sabah conservation and environmental division group manager Dr Waidi Sinun.