geography case studies

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  • Created on: 18-03-20 19:16

Deforestation in Malaysia 

in south-east is 67% tropical rainforest. but its rate of deforestation is increasing faster than any other tropical country in the world. 

threats to malaysias rainforest 

logging: in the 1980s malaysia became the worlds largest exporter of highly valued tropical wood. But destructive clear felling has now largely been replaced by selective logging of mature trees only 

road building: roads are constructed to provide access to logging and mining areas, new settlements and energy projects 

energy development: HEP projects boost malaysias electricity supplies 

mineral extraction: tin mining is established and drilling for oil and gas recently started 

population pressure:poor people from urban areas have been encouraged to move into the countryside from rapidly growing cities. This transmigration has set up settlements and palm oil plantations 

commercial farming: malaysia is the largest exporter of palm oil in the…


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