Ant plant found in the heath forest, used
traditionally as a medicinal plant
only a small part of the Conservation Area has so far been
explored, Imbak Canyon Conservation Area has already revealed
itself to be the home of some of Sabah’s most rare
and endangered species, including the Malayan Sunbear and
Proboscis Monkey, a significant finding during the 2004
surprising find of a Proboscis Monkey in the heart of
near the 2004 expedition camp.
at least 100 bird species have been recorded, including
5 bird species endemic to Borneo: Blue-headed Pitta,
White-browed Shama, Black-throated Wren-Babbler,
Borneon Blue Flycatcher and Borneon Bristlehead
and also one species (Helmeted Hornbill)
considered internationally near-threatened according to
IUCN’s Red Data Book.
A beautiful Red-bearded
Bee-eater from Imbak’s heath forest.
River is slightly tea-coloured, probably due to dissolved
tannins, natural chemicals leaching out from the vegetation.
The clear, tea-coloured Imbak River
at the 2004 expedition camp
of Imbak Canyon appear to support higher numbers of fish
species than Maliau River (16 species to date), and at least
30 species of amphibian and reptiles were found within the
2-week, 2004 Scientific Expedition inside Imbak Canyon Conservation
Two Malayan Flat-shelled
Turtles, green when hatchlings and turning brown when
adults, found near Imbak River