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Malaysia set to lose 2.3m hectares due to deforestation.

Malaysia faces a threat of losing 2.3 million hectares of forests, reducing canopy from 55.3% to 47.4%, according to RimbaWatch's study using Global Forest Watch data. Deforestation, primarily for timber plantations, targets Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, and Pahang. Timber plantations, surpassing oil palm, are identified as the leading cause of environmental degradation. Failure to maintain 50% land under forest cover, in line with international commitments, poses ecological risks, compromising carbon sinks and ecosystem services. Urgent actions proposed include expanding reforestation, creating protected areas, and curbing illegal activities to address rapid deforestation, biodiversity loss, and the need for a shift to sustainable practices.https://thesun.my/local_news/malaysia-set-to-lose-23m-hectares-due-to-deforestation-CL11928390

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  • George Kariuki

    14 w

    The burden of climate change and deforestation may fall unjustly on future generations. We can do better.

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    • johnte ndeto

      14 w

      This is so sad and reckless

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      • We Don't Have Time

        15 w

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        • winnie nguru

          15 w

          Where is the government and relevant authorities when all this is happening? And what happened to humanity?

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          • Edwin wangombe

            15 w

            this is bad news... it is surprising how reckless humanity is becoming this level of ignorance on the dangers that deforestation brings to the planet is unbelievable... the government needs to do something to stop this madness

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              15 w

              Very alarming, Malaysia government has to act on this issue before it gets even worse

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              • Edwin wangombe

                15 w

                @elizbeth_gathigia It is unbelievable that it even got to this level without the government taking action

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              • walter lungayi

                15 w

                That's a concerning amount of land being lost to deforestation. It's important for Malaysia to address this issue and work towards sustainable forestry practices.

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  15 w

                  @walter_lungayi I agree... it is time for the Malaysian government to put in measures that address this problem ASAP

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                • Rotich Kim

                  15 w

                  This is not good Malaysia Government should but priority on green environment

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    15 w

                    @rotich_kim forests need to be protected as a national heritage or monument as they are the source of life and are a rich hub of biodiversity

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    15 w

                    This is absurd, Malaysian authorities must stop

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      15 w

                      @joseph_githinji i agree, the government can do better than this

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                    • Johannes Luiga

                      15 w

                      This is alarming

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        15 w

                        @Johannes_Luiga very alarming it is devastating to see a country that had a good record going down this way

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