The Conservation division within MNS sees to the effective management of existing protected areas as well as to establish new protected areas.

Some of the main objectives within Conservation in MNS are:

  • To secure an integrated and comprehensive Protected Area system in Malaysia.
  • Build a knowledge base of key habitats and species with the aim to disseminate this information to decision makers.
  • To identify threats to the survival of habitats and species in the wild.

The MNS Conservation initiatives are also guided by key documents such as the Important Bird Area (IBA) data which has been compiled since 1997 with the assistance of the MNS Bird Conservation Council and Birdlife International. Conservation is also guided by the MNS. Blueprint for Conservation (established in1974) which calls for the conservation of notable areas such as national parks, reserves, islands, national monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, marine reserves and research sites in Peninsular Malaysia.

The focal areas in which our Conservation initiatives work are: