Penang Hill virgin jungle reserve area, on the fringe of which The Habitat sits, is believed to be part of Malaysia’s treasure trove of prehistoric rainforests dating back 130-million years, and pre-dating the Amazonian rainforests by 50+ million years. Besides its rich biodiversity, this rainforest plays an important role as a primary water catchment area for Penang island, and also provides essential ecosystem services for the sustenance of life, including climate regulation, water and nutrient recycling, air purification, carbon storage, and soil stability.
A “Hot Spot” is a forest habitat of high biodiversity and critical environmental importance. Unfortunately, many of these ecosystems are threatened by habitat destruction, climate change, and other factors. MISSION GREEN believes that these areas could significantly benefit from a canopy walkway conservation program.
Canopy Walkways and Walkway Prospect Locations