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Peatswamp development in Sarawak 2005-2010

Peatswamp development in Sarawak 2005-2010
15 Feb 2011
An increasing part of Malaysia’s palm oil is produced at the account of huge areas of tropical peatswamp forests. Especially in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, expansion of oil palm plantations may lead to the complete loss of these vast, unique forests by the end of this decade. This is shown by new figures from Wetlands International and Sarvision.

For the full story from Wetlands International, please click here. A larger Peatswamp map can be downloaded from the same link.

Included in the images gallery are photographs taken closer to home near Miri in the Sarawak, Northern Division.

The images are bird’s eye views of the present landscapes taken from commercial De-Havilland Twin Otter flights plying Miri-Bario, Miri-Lawas, Miri-Mukah clearly shows development resonant to the facts already shown by the maps produced by Sarvision.

Visit http://mnsmiri.blogspot.com for more images.

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