Terengganu Biodiversity Botanical Garden.
Terengganu Biodiversity Botanical Garden.
The project site is located on a 76-hectare plot of land in Mukim Merchang, Marang District, Terengganu, made available by the State Government of Terengganu, Malaysia. When completed, the project would result in the establishment of Malaysia’s first ever mega-comprehensive and mega-consolidated Biodiversity Botanical Garden, besides housing a “living gene-bank” of the various terrestrial and aquatic flora found in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. The SGP Malaysia financial component of the project (amounting to RM160,000) would be exclusively utilized for the construction and maintenance of nurseries, the collection of seeds from all over Malaysia and the cultivation and safeguarding of the seedlings, while all the other costs of the project (amounting to RM22,000,000) would be covered by the grantee through the State Government of Terengganu. The active involvement of the local communities in the project would also include the local fisherfolk, who cannot undertake their normal fishing activities, especially during the monsoonal months, when it would provide them with an alternative source of income generation. As part of the project, the local communities would be trained and their capacities built in the identification, collection and cultivation of seedlings, besides raising their awareness and recognition of the significance of plant biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Yayasan Diraja Sultan Mizan
Country:
Malaysia
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,875,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
MAL/SGP/OP4/Y1/RAF/2008/02
Status:
Project Terminated Before Completion

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Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building will be an integral part of this project, to train the local communities in identifying and cultivating of plant species as well as setting up of nurseries and maintaining them sustainably. Building the capacity of the local community would empower them to realise the importance of conservation in their own environment for their sustainable livelihood.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Developing the Trengganu Biodiversity Botanical Garden will help to save and protect endemic and major plant species from extinction and for long-term conservation. When completed, it would serve as a natural resource and knowledge centre for biodiversity, plant and medicinal herb species.
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Grantee Contact

Mr Victor Soosai
Phone: 603 2692 7725
Email: victorsoosai@yahoo.com
 

Address

Suite 5.05, No. 338, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Kuala Lumpur , 50100
 

Website

http://www.ydsm.org.my

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Shin Shin, Lee
Phone:
603-8689 6055
Email:
Ms. Nurul Fitrah Mohd Ariffin Marican
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Address

Level 10, Menara PJH, No.2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2,
Putrajaya, 62100

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