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Title: The how and why behind Selangor’s plan to degazette Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve
Date: 20-May-2021
Category: Forest Protection
Source/Author: Malay Mail
Description: NGOs such as the Global Environment Centre (GEC) say the peat swamp forest still serves as a valuable “carbon sink” — naturally storing more than 1.5 million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere — one of the last of its kind in southern Selangor. GEC also said that after fires burnt a large area of the forest between 2011 and 2014, the Selangor state government had requested the local Orang Asli community to implement fire prevention measures and restore the forest, which it did with the support from the State Forest Department, NGOs and other parties.

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