Environmental issues in Malaysia

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Haze over Kuala Lumpur

Environmental issues in Malaysia


Endangered species[edit]

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


Deforestation at the following locations are threatening flora and fauna:

Deforestation is taking place for a variety of reasons, including:

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



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. [10]
Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) Highways Selangor 2008 Forest fragmentation in the Selangor State Park. [11]
Forest Plantation Development[12] Plantation Selangor 2008- Clearance of natural forest for timber plantations. [13]
Empire Residence Development Housing Selangor 2008- Hillslope clearance. [14]
Pan Borneo Highway Highway Sarawak/Sabah 2016 Forest loss, Brunei sections and the Temburong Bridge project what will happen to Limbang? [15]

Environmental organisations[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]