Did you know that rainforest are home to 67% of all living animals and plants on our Earth? An estimated total of hundreds of millions of species of flora, insects and microorganisms are found in these great greens, vastly known as the "jewels of the Earth".
On top of that, some have also likened the rainforests as the "world's largest pharmacy" as immense amounts of natural medicines have been and are waiting to be found.
One prime example of a lush Malaysian tropical rainforest is the Belum-Temengor Rainforest, located midway between the east and west coasts of Peninsula Malaysia in Gerik, Perak.
Over 130 million years in age and encompassing 300,000 hectares, this tropical paradise is home to a vast number of species of animals and plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
In fact, scientific studies indicate that the pristine Belum-Temengor Rainforest, which remains as one of the largest untouched forest reserves in Peninsula Malaysia, holds enormous potential for the discovery of more biological treasures.
With this in mind the Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF) was founded. A non-profit and non-political organization, PBF aims to promote research and eco-tourism throught the sustainable development of the rainforest ecosystem of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex.