Establishment of a Community Forest Park Towards the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Taman Botani, Kota Damansara
The Sungai Buloh Forest Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia's oldest forest reserve has been a prt of Malaysia's natural heritage for over a hundred years, served as a national research plot for lowland rainforest habitat, rich in natural trees and plant species. Faced with rapid development, the forest made way for housing. The 7 local resident associations formed a coalition to promote the concept of "Kota Damansara Community Forest Park" to protect the remaining 857 acres of forest from further development.

The objectives of the project include
- Conservation of the Taman Botani, Kota Damansara and its biodiversity,
- Empowering the public in accordance with local agenda 21 to improve public participation and to be directly involved in land use planning and sustainable management and conservation of Taman Botani.
- Establishment of a model site to demonstrate the viability of the first community forest park involving local support group within the urban community.

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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Residents and Owners Association of Selangor Polo and Equestrian Centre, Kota Damansara
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 2
Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 12,732.00
Project Number: MAL/04/FP-05/40
Start Date: 8/2004
End Date: 4/2007
Status: Satisfactorily Completed