Palm oil destroyed by elephants seen in Johor, Malaysia, in December 2000. Photo: Yao-Hua Law
Palm oil destroyed by elephants seen in Johor, Malaysia, in December 2000. Photo: Yao-Hua Law
Malaysia

In Malaysia’s Johor, forest reserves are being replaced with gold mines and palm oil plantations

  • Forest reserves in northeastern Johor are shrinking due to land clearing linked to economic projects, prompting concerns over elephant-human conflicts
  • Experts say the deforestation of an area with a rich biodiversity is alarming and runs counter to Malaysia’s commitment to protecting its natural heritage

Topic |   Malaysia
Palm oil destroyed by elephants seen in Johor, Malaysia, in December 2000. Photo: Yao-Hua Law
Palm oil destroyed by elephants seen in Johor, Malaysia, in December 2000. Photo: Yao-Hua Law
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