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MyRedList: Virtual Application for Threatened Plant Species

  • Norul Maslissa AhmadEmail author
  • Nazlena Mohamad Ali
  • Hanif Baharin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10645)

Abstract

In this paper, we consider the use of a virtual forest environment to increase the awareness of conservation of the endangered plants by developing a web application. Tropical rainforest in Malaysia consists of unique ecosystems, however, the population of Dipterocarpaceae, the most numerous family of flora in the tropical forest in Peninsular Malaysia, is decreasing. Some of the species in this family are listed as endangered and threatened plant in Malaysia Plant Red List. We argue that increasing stakeholder awareness of conservation activities of these endangered species through experiencing an immersive virtual forest environment in the efforts to conserve the species.

Keywords

Virtual environment Web application Forest conservation Threatened plant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norul Maslissa Ahmad
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nazlena Mohamad Ali
    • 1
  • Hanif Baharin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Visual InformaticsUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Forest Research Institute MalaysiaKepongMalaysia

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