Malaysia is one of the world's greatest ecotourism destinations, renowned for both the beauty of its many varied landscapes and for the great diversity of its wildlife. From the dramatic highlands of Mt Kinabalu and the extraordinary caves of Gunung Mulu to the pristine rainforests of Taman Negara and the golden beaches of Langkawi, this is a country of breathtaking scenery and ecological interest.In this revised and updated new edition, author Junaidi Payne looks at the many landscapes and ecosystems found in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, and examines the vast range of wildlife species each habitat supports, including iconic species such as the Asian Elephant, Tiger and Orang-utan. A section on wildlife conservation looks at the challenges that lay ahead if the landscapes and wildlife wealth of Malaysia is to be secured for future generations. Supported by WWF Malaysia, and with over 200 spectacular colour photographs, this book is a celebration of Malaysia's natural heritage.
Junaidi Payne is a British conservation biologist based in Sabah. Since 1979 he has worked mainly for WWF-Malaysia on wildlife, forestry and conservation projects. He is co-author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo, as well as This is Borneo, published by New Holland. He is also the author of Orang-utans, to be published in 2008 (also NHP). Gerald Cubitt is one of the world's leading natural history photographers. The images in Wild Malaysia were specially commissioned for the book.