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COMMENT | States need to look beyond land-based activities for alternative sources of income

Henry Chan

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COMMENT | A royal statement by the Pahang palace, dated July 7, 2021, calls for exploring the possibilities of gazetting a 500m strip of land along the Pahang border as forest reserves.

An unbroken line of natural forest creates conservation benefits. Large mammals such as the Malayan tigers, Asian elephants and tapirs need large connected forests to roam and forage for food.

Today, many of our forest blocks are isolated. This causes inbreeding among wildlife, resulting in lack of genetic diversity and bringing about local extinction.

Adopting the same principle of connectivity, WWF-Malaysia would like to call for entire ... 

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