The aim of this book is to showcase the beauty of wild orchids found in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. In the process the authors hope to create public awareness on the rich biodiversity present here and the need to conserve our depleting highland forests.
As many as 313 photographs of wild orchids covering more than half of the 605 species found in Cameron Highlands are featured in Wild Orchids of Cameron Highlands. These photographs are out of a collection of around 15,000 taken over a span of 6 years.
It includes photographs of places still relatively untouched, to highlight what we stand to lose if deforestation continues unabated. Wild Orchids of Cameron Highlands has come into publication as a result of the collective efforts of residents here who are extremely concerned about the deteriorating environment in Cameron Highlands.