By: Wendy Hutton(Author), Cede Prudente(Illustrator), Datuk Sam Mannan(Foreword By)
113 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour maps
There's a great deal more to Sepilok than the famous Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. That is the theme of this book, which comes up with a lot of surprising information about Sabah's most accessible conservation area.
Written by veteran travel and natural history author, Wendy Hutton, and illustrated with stunning images by award-winning photographer, Cede Prudente, Sepilok Forest: Preserving Sabah's Natural Heritage covers every aspect of the Sepilok Forest Reserve in a highly approachable style. Apart from chapters on the remarkable lowland rainforest of Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the book includes chapters on the new Bornean Sunbear Conservation Centre – a first in Malaysia, the popular Rainforest Discovery Centre, the remarkable 300 species of bird life of Sepilok and its range of wildlife, and the improved facilities of the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre.
Did you know that almost one-third of the Sepilok Forest Reserve is covered by a rich mangrove forest, where there is an excellent boardwalk and Information Centre? Are you aware that you can visit the Sandakan Herbarium, located within the Forest Research Centre at Sepilok and housing one of the biggest collections of specimens in the world, and that you can see some of the world's longest stick insects at Sepilok, or wonder at samples of over 1 000 species of trees in the Xylarium (wood library)?
The answers to these can be found in Sepilok Forest: Preserving Sabah's Natural Heritage. Sepilok is full of treasures which this book reveals to all, including practical information with maps, information on food and accommodation around Sepilok, open hours and fees for different facilities within the Reserve. This book is a welcome addition to the Sabah Forestry Department's growing body of books designed for the general public.
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