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State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Yeap, C. A., Sebastian, A. C. and Davison, G. W. H. (eds) (2007) Directory of Important Bird Areas in Malaysia: key sites for conservation. MNS Conservation Publication 8. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society.

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2016) Country profile: Malaysia. Available from: Checked: 2016-10-25

Malaysia at a glance


Kuala Lumpur



BirdLife Partner

Malaysian Nature Society


Total number of birds 702
Globally threatened birds 50
Country endemics 8

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 55
Total IBA area 5,135,645 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 7