Malaysia destroying its forests three times faster than all Asia combined

Telegraph: The pictures also show that its carbon-rich peat soils of the Sarawak coast are being stripped even faster than its rainforests. A report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International says Malaysia is uprooting an average two per cent of the rainforest a year on Sarawak, its largest state on the island of Borneo, or nearly 10 per cent over the last five years. Most of it is being converted to palm oil plantations, it said. The deforestation rate for all of Asia during the......

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