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A road cuts a swatch through the Malaysian rainforest
Forty-seven percent of Malaysia is forested, with a total forest area of approximately thirty-seven million acres. Since the mid-1990s, Malaysia's deforestation rate has been over 2.4 percent annually.

For years, the indigenous peoples of Malaysia have been fighting to defend their land and forests against destructive development plans including logging, oil palm plantations, pulpwood plantations, hydroelectric dams, mining activities, and resort development. [more]

Malaysia Links:

  • An Overview of Malaysian Logging Companies - Greenpeace report on the role of Malaysian logging companies' operations in Malaysia, Guyana, Suriname, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Cambodia.
  • Forests Monitor: Sarawak, Malaysia - Maps of logging concessions and background on logging in Sarawak.
  • Malaysian Raw Wood Export Ban - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Rengah Sarawak  Editor's Pick  - About Sarawak: Maps, news, and more.
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia - Friends of the Earth Malaysia. Work encompasses pollution, land-use, deforestation, fisheries, energy, water, dams, agriculture, indigeneous people's rights and tourism.
  • Taman Negara Rainforest and Tourism - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • The Borneo Company - Book company specializing in books related to Borneo. Most titles are not available in the U.S. Includes books on botany and zoology as well as general topics.

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