Malaysian threatened and rare tree identification and landscape guideline

Malaysian threatened and rare tree identification and landscape guideline. Documentation. Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM), Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Unpublished) (2017)


The publication of this Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Identification and Landscape Guideline is the culmination of six years of R&D by the Sustainability & Quality Management Department of Sime Darby Property Berhad, along with contributions by various academic and professional bodies in Malaysia.
Sime Darby Property Berhad (hence referred to as Sime Darby Property) acknowledges the significant contributions made by The Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and The Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), who were engaged in 2015-2016 to undertake a data and imagery verification consultancy to conclude preparation of technical content used in this guideline. In doing so, this guideline, which covers 74 threatened and rare tree species endemic to Malaysia – the list of which is based on both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) RED List for trees and the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia Plant Red List, is believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia and possibly Southeast Asia.
The intent is for a guide that can be useful for current and future landscape architectural practitioners in improving biological diversity conservation, by providing a semi-technical resource for landscape professionals to increase the sectors’ knowledge and ability to first be able to identify and then understand how to utilise these species. Consequently, it is our vision that through a growth in knowledge and awareness about these species and their potential benefits, demand will increase for such species. This in turn will hopefully lead to a higher rate of use of these threatened and rare tree species in urban landscape designs, with the ultimate goal to one day be able to see such species in common use and categorised as least concern tree species. Such a vision also seeks to support Malaysia’s National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025, where growing awareness of the potential long-term benefits of an intact, resilient and biologically diverse range of ecosystems is presented for the national well-being and long term sustainability of the nation.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Keywords: Rare tree identification, Landscape
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Park Amenities
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Agencies of Resources: Non-Governmental Organisation > Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) | Email fr Nurazlinda Mohd Noor Madi (Administrative Officer) - 28/7/2020
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 22:46
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 01:11
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