Forest loss ‘hotspots’ bigger than Germany, says WWF


Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year in ‘deforestation hotspots’ – including in Malaysia, where logging is rampant – as biodiversity-rich areas are cleared to create space for livestock and crops. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 13, 2021.

MORE than 43 million hectares – an area bigger than Germany – of forest have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said today.

Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year – mainly due to industrial-scale agriculture – as biodiversity-rich areas are cleared to create space for livestock and crops.


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  • No doubt Teresa Kok and the rest of the politicians in the palm oil Lobbys pockets will say this is a biased report. Malaysians are already suffering drinking water shortages caused by climate change and pollution of their water sources. It will only get worse unless forests are protected properly.

    Posted 1 week ago by Malaysia New hope