Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Langat South forest in danger

Thanks to Jin Rui for sharing this.


The Selangor State Agriculture Corporation (PKPS) made a proposal to acquire the whole of Langat South Forest Reserve (6908 ha) for an oil palm plantation. The Menteri Besar has given Selangor Forestry Department and the Selangor Wildlife Department two weeks to come up with justification for conserving the reserve. The deadline for this is on the 30th of December, this coming Thursday, and we're hoping to garner support and get people to phone in to the Selangor MB's office to send the message that we want to preserve this peat forest. For more details, you can check this out: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142528245802614

Also, join the facebook page to get current updates on the progress (as well as to pledge support ;) : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Langat-South/128830887171971?ref=mf

Peat forests play a huge role in regulating carbon emissions as they are important carbon storages, and the Langat South forest reserve also serve as a habitat for the various flora and fauna residing within it. Photos of an assessment trip that took place last week can be viewed here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=141624892559237&id=128830887171971&aid=33577


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