Project Limestone

Lead Researcher: Liew

Co-researchers:  Junn Kitt and Reuben

Project description: Limestone karsts are renowned for being arks of biodiversity, but are gravely imperilled by quarrying for cement and marble, which have caused extinctions of animals in Malaysia.

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This project has two components:

(1) To collate information from biodiversity surveys and the literature to update our publicly accessible online database, which provides fine-scale information on the distribution and biodiversity of limestone karsts in Malaysia. This database will help support the protection efforts of specific limestone karsts and their endemic biodiversity.

(2) To engage constructively with stakeholders of limestone hills including quarry companies and the state and federal governments to help improve the protection and management of Malaysia’s limestone karst biodiversity.

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