The Park and Us
People are an important consideration for Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor, as the Park is located immediately eastward from the country's largest urban complex. The quality of our lives depends on our natural resources. In Selangor State, much of these resources originate in the Park.
The Forestry Department of Selangor is the government department managing Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor. However, the department cannot manage the Park sustainably without the cooperation of the residents of Selangor and beyond. It is the people who will ultimately influence the Park's proper management.
Communities Around the Park
There is great diversity in the three districts that immediately buffer the Park, with respect to population density, economic activities and resources. The municipal councils of Ampang Jaya and Selayang operate in the heavily settled district of Gombak. The district office of Hulu Selangor operates in the more rural district of Hulu Selangor. The municipal council of Kajang operates in the southern, mixed development district of Hulu Langat.
Human activities in these districts include housing, agriculture, manufacturing, industry, commerce and educational institutions. These activities, as well as development along the borders of adjoining states, demonstrate the pressures of human activities on the Park.
Various kampung (village) homes along the edges of the forest express the rich culture of the people living in the area. There are also Orang Asli (indigenous people) settlements within, or along the fringes of the Park. All are settled Temuan communities and they still depend a fair deal on the forests for their subsistence and income-generating needs.