63,700 ha of Borneo rainforest gains protection in Sabah

Mongabay: The Sabah Forestry Department has reclassified 63,700 hectares of rainforest zoned for logging as protected areas. The reclassification applies to four commercial forest reserves: Malua (33,969 hectares), Mt. Magdalena (6,665 ha), Tambulanan (3,265 ha) and Sungai Tiagau (19,870 ha). It will increase contiguity between the Maliau Basin, Imbak Canyon and Danum Valley conservation areas within the Yayasan Sabah concession area, a million hectare estate that is managed by the Sabah Forestry Department.......

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