Pasoh Forest Reserve

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The Pasoh Forest Reserve, a nature reserve located about 8 km from Simpang Pertang, Malaysia and around 70 km southeast of Kuala Lumpur. It has a total area of 2450 hectares, with a core area of 600ha surrounded by a buffer zone. Palm oil plantations surround the reserve on three sides while the other side adjoins a selectively logged dipterocarp forest. An average of 2 metres of rain fall each year, ranging from 1728 to 3112 mm.[1] In 1987 a 50 hectare forest dynamics plot was established in the reserve.[2] The reserve has largely been destroyed by loggers and miners.[citation needed]


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