GCSE GEOGRAPHY - Tropical Rainforest - Malaysia

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Tropical Rainforest

A Case Study - Malaysia

  • Malaysia is a country is south-east Asia. It is made up of Peninsular Malayisa and Eastern Malaysia, which is part of the island of Borneo
  • 63% of Malayisa is a tropical rainforest
  • 13% rubber and palm oil plantations
  • 18% of the forest is vigin forest which means it has not been interfered with by humans
  • It is the heatland for the giant dipterocarp tree
  • Malaysia is a LEDC

Main Threats

  • Logging/Timber Trade
  • HEP
  • Mining
  • Plantations
  • Resettlement
  • Fires

Destruction

  • Deforestation
  • They are clear felling the natural rainforest to make space fir plantations

Problems

  • Decreases biodiversity = habitats are destroyed
  • Increases soil erosion
  • Increases risk of forest fires
  • Stores less carbon which can lead to climate change
  • Orangutans are seen as pests and killed by plantation workers as they eat the fruit off…

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