Islands come in many sizes and offer very differing habitats – with the large ones having a greater variety of species while the smaller ones less so. Other factors that also contribute to its diversity are its distance from the mainland.
Malaysia is blessed with very long coastline; offering a variety of wetland habitat types which are both natural and manmade. Around the coastal regions we find mudflats and mangrove forests, salt pans, prawn and fish ponds.
Lowland rainforest are typically dense, multi layered and species rich with typically over 240 species of trees per hectare.