Improving Connectivity In
The Central Forest Spine
Bridging forest, wildlife and humans together to integrate a contiguous forest in
Peninsular Malaysia
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Reconnecting Forest Landscape
for Biodiversity Conservation
Trail-blazing a connected, restored forest through improved planning and management,
sustainable financing solution and streamlined governance
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Embracing a Greener Future
for Future Generations
Promoting forest connectivity and sustainability to restore and protect our
invaluable assets for a greener future
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Introducing the IC-CFS

Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine or IC-CFS is a collaborative effort between the Malaysian Government and international bodies to conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in three critical landscapes of the Central Forest Spine. With fundings from Global Environment Facility (GEF) and support from United Nation Development (UNDP), our journey to restore the connectivity between forest complexes is on its way to success. We envision a contiguous forest – a haven rich in flora and fauna that benefits our community through sustained biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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IC-CFS Objectives

We aim to protect and preserve the rich biodiversity and ecosystems within the Central Forest Spine, through the implementation of three core components under this project.

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Strengthen Institutional Capacity

Increase connectivity between forests and intensify law enforcement against wildlife and forestry crimes

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Enhance Land Management

Implementing biodiversity and ecosystem into land-use plannings for a sustainable forest management

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Sustainable Financing Mechanisms

Identify alternative resources for the Central Forest Spine conservation and mainstream biodiversity into development plans

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IC-CFS Site 1:

Gerik, Perak

IC-CFS Site 2:

Sg. Yu, Pahang

IC-CFS Site 3:

Mersing - Lenggor,

IC-CFS Site 4 :

Panti - Ulu Sedili,

Banjaran Titiwangsa

- Banjaran Bintang -

Banjaran Nakawan

Taman Negara

- Banjaran Timur

South-East Pahang -

Chini and Bera



National Park -

Kluang Wildlife


Central Forest Spine Linkage

Known as Peninsular Malaysia’s green lung, the vast and rich forests were institutionally conceptualised as the Central Forest Spine in 2009. It is the backbone of Malaysia’s environmentally sensitive area network, compromising of four major forest complexes spread across eight states. With abundant biodiverse ecosystems, these forest reserves are our most critical assets that must be protected and conserved. Situated within the critical areas of the Central Forest Spine are IC-CFS’ project sites.

Explore our map to reveal the four main forest complexes and our project sites.

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Our Partners

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Global Environment Facility

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Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

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United Nations Development Programme

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Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia

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Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia

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Forest Research Institute Malaysia

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