Krau Wildlife Reserve

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Krau Wildlife Reserve is the largest wildlife reserve covering 60,349 ha located in the Titiwangsa Mountains, central state of Pahang, Malaysia that was established during the British Colonial Administration. It is managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, located south of Lanchang township. In the 1960s, Lord Medway led a zoological expedition to Gunong Benom (2110 m asl) which latter had attracted many scholars, biologists and primatelogists to conduct research on the eastern part of the reserve called Kuala Krau.

The lowland dipterocarp forest area contains very high diversity of birds and mammals especially primates and bats. At Kuala Gandah, is the Elephant Centre for the management of displaced animals. At Jenderak is the breeding centre for seladang (Bos gaurus). Among the birdlife, the rare Malayan Peacock-pheasant is still found in the reserve in some numbers.

References[edit]

  • Krau Wildlife Reserve Management Plan. 2001. Perhilitan and DANCED.
  • Marie Cambon, Damian Harper, Eddin Khoo. Lonely Planet : Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.
  • Joshua Eliot, Jane Bickersteth. Footprint Malaysia Handbook.
  • Jaclyn H Wolfheim. Primates of the World: Distribution, Abundance and Conservation.
  • D S Edwards, W E Booth, S C Choy. Tropical Rainforest Research- Current Issues: Proceedings of the Conference.

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Coordinates: 3°42′58″N 102°10′34″E / 3.71608°N 102.176°E / 3.71608; 102.176