Source of Life by SC Shekar



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Photograph Size: A2 Size (42.0 x 59.4 cm)

Material: Photo Rag Paper

The term Central Forest Spine denotes a combined set of four environmentally sensitive as well as significant forest areas in Peninsular Malaysia. The CFS sprawls over eight states, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. The four major forest zones are the Banjaran Titiwangsa-Banjaran Bintang-Nakawan, Taman Negara-Banjaran Timur, South East Pahang, Chini and Bera Wetlands, and finally, Endau Rompin Park-Kluang Wildlife Reserves.

The CFS area is an important landscape because 90% of Malaysia’s water supply comes from here and it is also home to the small number of Malayan tigers surviving in the wild.

However, there is a growing cause for concern about the CFS, given the way the forest land has been depleting over the recent years because of unchecked growth of urbanisation. Not only has the quality of forests gone down, but the natural habitat has also been splintered into smaller and unconnected parcels, in a process known as forest fragmentation. This includes the clearing of forest vegetation for commercial agriculture, urban settlements and infrastructure development.

This image of the Pahang hills with a silver thread of river shimmering in the middle, was taken from over 20,000 feet up in the air from a Cessna. This is the perfect example of being at the right place at the right time, without much cloud cover and ideal sunlight.

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