Incentivise state govt to stop deforestation, protect animal habitat, urge activists

Raevathi Supramaniam

Environmental activists say the state will benefit from having funds to help the conservation of animal habitat if companies that occupy large swathes of land pay incentives. Figures from the National Tiger Survey show that presently there are less than 200 Malayan tigers in the wild, down from 550 in 2000. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 16, 2021.

STATE governments should be incentivised by companies that clear large areas of forest for agriculture to help the conservation of animal habitat, environmental activists said.

They said this will help provide funds to underfunded state governments while putting environmental conservation at the forefront.

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