2016 Bukit Kalang Biodiversity Survey
The proposed project at Bukit Kalang Service Reservoir (BKSR) aims to construct a set of new potable water pipelines and the retro-fitting of existing pipelines. National Parks Board (NParks) and Public Utilities Board (PUB) called for an Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) to mitigate against impacts caused by the construction work and the use of machinery.
Enviro Pro was tasked with the pre-construction baseline survey of fauna, and the development of Biodiversity Management Plan. Surveys on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, odonates, and butterflies were carried out using transects and fixed position camera trapping.
A total of 154 species were recorded in the area, including the nationally critically endangered Lesser Mousedeer (Tragulus kanchil) and Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica). Due to the survey methods undertaken, the data was analysed spatially to identify areas of high sensitivity within the project area.