National Parks of Malaysia

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Malaysian National Parks

Malaysia, a federal constitutional monarchy, is separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia consists of 11 states and two federal territories and contains 40 percent of Malaysia’s land area. East Malaysia consists of two states and one federal territory and contains 60 percent of Malaysia’s land area. With a land area of over 125,000 square miles, Malaysia is the 67th largest country in the world.

Malaysia’s climate is equatorial, characterised by the annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons. Malaysia is quite humid with an average annual rainfall approaching 100 inches. The climate of Peninsular Malaysia is directly affected by the wind coming from the mainland and thus differs from the climate of East Malaysia with its more maritime climate.

Malaysia is a biodiversity hotspot. About two thirds of Malaysia is covered in forest. Around 14,500 species of flowering plants and trees are found in Malaysia. Malaysia is estimated to contain 20 per cent of the world’s animal species and exhibits a high level of endemism. Malaysia has over 200 species of mammals, over 600 species of birds, over 400 species of reptiles and amphibians (around 150 species of snakes, around 150 species of frogs and around 80 species of lizards), about 1,200 species of fishes, nearly 600 species of coral and thousands of species of insects.


Over 60 percent of Malaysia’s forest have already been cleared with most of the remaining forest located inside Malaysia’s national parks. As a result, Malaysia’s national parks play a crucial role in the conservation of this countries biodiversity.
Malaysia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, is located in the Kinabalu National Park.
The Mulu Caves, the largest cave system in the world,is located in the Gunung Mulu National Park.

National Parks of Malaysia

Taman Negara National Park
Krau Wildlife Reserve
Penang National Park
Endau Rompin National Park
Gunung Ledang Johor National Park
Tanjung Piai Johor National Park
Pulau Kukup Johor National Park
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam
Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve
Islands off Mersing Johor National Park
Gunung Stong State Park
Royal Belum State Park
Perlis State Park
Wang Pinang Reserve
Selangor Heritage Park
Similajau National Park
Talang Satang National Park
Bukit Tiban National Park
Maludam National Park
Templer’s Park
Bako National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park
Niah National Park
Lambir Hills National Park
Santubong National Park
Wind Cave Reserve
Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary
Stutung Reserve
Gunung Gading National Park
Kubah National Park
Batang Ai National Park
Loagan Bunut National Park
Tanjung Datu National Park
Matang Wildlife Center
Crocker Range Park
Kinabalu Park
Pulau Tiga Park
Tawau Hills Park
Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Turtle Islands Park
Rajang Mangroves National Park
Gunung Buda National Park
Pulong Tau National Park
Kuching Wetlands National Park

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