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Environmental issues in Malaysia

Haze over Kuala Lumpur.

Environmental issues in Malaysia

Issues

Endangered species

The IUCN Red List gives 2890 native endangered species.[1]

Deforestation

Deforestation at the following locations are threatening flora and fauna:

Deforestation is taking place for a variety of reasons including:

  • Housing development
  • Timber plantations
  • Oil palm plantations
  • Roads
  • Dams

Pollution

Reclamation

Coastal reclamation is damaging mangroves and turtle nesting sights

Controversial projects and policies

Project/Area affected Activity State Began Notes Ref.
Bakun Dam Dams Sarawak 2008 Forest loss. [2]
Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) Highways Selangor 2008 Forest fragmentation in the Selangor State Park. [3]
Forest Plantation Development Plantation Selangor 2008- Clearance of natural forest for timber plantations. [4]
Empire Residence Development Housing Selangor 2008- Hillslope clearance. [5]

Environmental organisations

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/search
  2. ^ "The Bakun Hydroelectric Project - Malaysia". Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Selangor State Park Blog (TREES)". Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Reserve land cleared for reforestation". Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Don't Kill that Hill Campaign". Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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