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Fires To Clear Land Lead To Near-Record Loss Of Tree Cover In 2017, Study Shows

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OSLO- Burning of forests to make way for farms from the Amazon to the Congo basin caused a loss of global tree cover amounting to an area almost the size of Italy in 2017, an independent forest monitoring network said on Wednesday. Tree cover loss, mostly in the tropics, totalled 294,000 square kilometres (113,000 square…

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Man Reported Missing In Lebir Forest Reserve

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GUA MUSANG – A 63-year-old man was reported missing after he went to the Lebir Forest Reserve area to carry out border survey work yesterday. The man, known as Akok, entered the forest reserve with two Orang Asli men, Pandu Amat, 45, and his son Azerin Amat, 20, before being reported missing at 5.30 pm.…

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Selangor Government Must Stop Degazetting Forest Reserves

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  SHAH ALAM – Six environment-based, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on the Selangor Government to immediately cease degazetting forest reserves to make way for the construction of two major highway projects in the state. The NGOs are Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (PEKA Malaysia); Sahabat Alam Malaysia; Malaysian Nature Society (MNS); Save Greenlungs; Say…

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Sacrificing The Forest Revenue To Save The Forest

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah though may have lost substantial revenue from the forest and its resources, it has achieved many milestones in forest management and conservation. “Due to deliberate conservation measures and economic diversification, forest revenue today accounts for only four percent or less of the total state revenue,” Sabah Forestry Department Director Datuk Sam…

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Perak Has Highest Percentage Of Forest Reserves – Zambry

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GERIK: The state of Perak has the highest percentage of forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir. He said the state government had gazetted 48.7 per cent of forest reserves compared with 50 per cent stipulated by the federal government. “No state in the peninsular has such a…

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Ryan Mason Equaliser Spurs Tottenham On To End Forest’s Resistance

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For 82 minutes it had been difficult to remember whether Roberto Soldado had contributed anything to this Capital One Cup tie. Then, with one opportunistic stab of his boot, he effectively settled the issue to inspire plenty of emotions in those connected to Tottenham Hotspur, but principally relief. It was one of those nights when…

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Forest’s Britt Assombalonga Leaves Fulham On Wrong End Of Seesaw

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BRITT Assombalonga scored a hat-trick as Nottingham Forest fought back in a remarkable seesaw encounter to return to the top of the Championship table. The defeat keeps the pressure firmly on Fulham’s Felix Magath, whose side fought back valiantly after going two goals down – scored by Assombalonga – to take the lead, thanks to…

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