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24-07-2009, 04:48 PM
Hello. Will you support conservation projects in Cameron Highlands by purchasing this dedicated photobook of Wild Orchids? Here is the blog post I wrote to promote it. I am copying it here for you.

A book to preserve Cameron Highlands



"Wild Orchids of Cameron Highlands" is produced by a local NGO called Regional Environmental Awareness Cameron Highlands (http://www.reach.org.my) of which my friend Carrol is a member. They spent the past seven years taking pictures in the wild, compiling and preparing this book for publishing.


They searched the virgin forests and took pictures of flowers in their natural habitat where lighting and distance are elements so hard to control. Some Orchid species thought to be extinct were rediscovered along the way.


Contained in more than 197 pages are Terresterial Orchids, Epiphytic Orchids, Saphrophytic Orchids, and many more in high resolution photographs accompanied by story-teller writings.


Besides surprising me with the knowledge of how vast the Orchid hybrid really is, this book also tells the story of Cameron Highlands and its montane forests. These beautiful orchids are fast depleting from illegal land clearance and poaching. How long more will we see the highlands again?


The book speaks about how deforestation and unregulated land clearance are heating up the atmosphere, bringing low land birds up the mountains in order to survive. Water is turning scarce and contaminated as our habitat go out of balance.


Even their fresh water dam was contaminated before it could be opened for operations.

This book has made me become aware of how close our habitat is to being destroyed. The entire ecosystem is endangered, while people living up in the mountains watch their homeland become eroded more and more each year.

I pray that we can preserve and restore Cameron Highlands to the way it was meant to be.

Please buy a copy of this beautiful book compiled entirely by volunteers.

The retail price is RM98.00 per copy in hardcover.

I have been given some to sell. They are letting me keep 20% of the money to fund my November surgery (http://www.yvonnefoong.com/donate)

The rest of the money will help REACH and its conservation projects in Cameron Highlands.

How to order

Please PM or e-mail yvonnefmn @ gmail.com with the following information.

1. Number of copies
2. Mailing address (if you want it mailed to you. There will be extra postage fees.)

If you want to just pick it up, I live in SS15 Subang Jaya. Please send me a PM.

How to pay?

1. For those who want to receive it through the mail.

a) Direct Bank Transfer
b) PayPal
c) Credit card

2. Those who are picking up the book can pay when we meet.


'I would be more than happy to mail international orders using Pos Malaysia's regular air mail or registered air mail service. So please buy some copies for your friends.

Thank you for your support.