Project Limestone

Lead Researcher: Liew

Co-researchers:  Lahiru and Reuben

Project description: Limestone karsts are renowned for being arks of biodiversity, but are gravely imperilled by mining, which have caused extinctions of animals in Malaysia. While maps of limestone karsts exist for large regions Southeast Asia (see below), they are very coarse-scaled and are of limited use for conservation planning. This project aims to collate information from the literature and past biodiversity surveys to build an online interactive database that provides fine-scale information on the distribution and biodiversity of limestone karsts in Malaysia. We hope that this database will help support the protection efforts of specific limestone karsts due to their biological importance.