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Sunday, January 23, 2011

'Mangrove Flora of Langkawi' to educate public

LANGKAWI: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has launched a book in its bid to educate the public on the importance of mangrove conservation.Mangrove Flora of Langkawi was launched by Prof Emeritus Dr Abdul Latif Mohamad.

Latif said the 150-page book took six years to complete and contained detailed information and over 100 photographs of 76 mangrove species in the country including those endemic to Langkawi.

"The book is based on extensive research at Lembangan Kilim, Selat Kuah and Gunung Machinchang by a team of students, lecturers and experts.
"Among the species explained in the book include bakau minyak, bakau kurap, bakau nyireh batu, bakau nyireh merah, bakau langadai, bakau boros and bakau api-api," he said at the launch held at Mutiara Burau Bay Resort here.

He co-authored the book with four others from UKM -- Dr Wan Juliana Wan Ahmad, Dr Norhayati Ahmad, Ahmad Damanhuri Mohammed and Mohd Razali Salam. -- By Hamzah Osman

Anaklangkawi :-
A must have book for Langkawi Nature Lovers..

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