Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor turns 10
January 25, 2017
The Selangor State Government gazetted Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (The Park) as a ‘state park’ under the National Forestry Act Selangor Enactment on 25 January 2007. The Park, covering over 108,000-hectares of Selangor, is the third largest park in Peninsula Malaysia.
The Park plays several key roles in maintaining human health. The Park is:
- Our respite and peace of mind.
- Our natural air filters.
- Our water factories.
- Our medicine cabinets.
We cannot enjoy the same quality of life without it.
The forests of the Park are “the lungs of Selangor” absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen that people and wildlife depend on for their continued survival. They also play a critical role in stabilising Selangor’s local climate, house a rich biodiversity of plants and wildlife and help maintain the water cycle.
Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor protects our water supply. Its forests act as giant sponges to hold rainwater, then filter and slowly release it into streams and rivers. These in turn feed the reservoirs that store our drinking water.
Our lives are busier than ever with jobs, school, and family life. Spending time in the Park, looking at plants, water, birds and other aspects of nature gives us a break and reduces our stress.
Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor is facing many pressures. Let’s all work together to protect the Park, Selangor’s living heritage!
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