Environmental issues in Malaysia

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Environmental issues in Malaysia

Issues[edit]

Endangered species[edit]

Main article: Endangered species

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

Deforestation[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: Pollution

Reclamation[edit]

Main article: Land reclamation

Coastal reclamation is damaging mangroves and turtle nesting sights

Controversial projects and policies[edit]

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[edit]

See also[edit]

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