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Losing Trees and Identities

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Losing Trees and Identities

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Kelantan, Orang Asli struggle to keep their culture alive as forests are turned into plantations. With their natural sources of materials for rites and food destroyed, they suffer spiritually and physically.

Producer/writer: YH Law; Editor: SL Wong

Produced in collaboration with the Rainforest Investigations Network at the Pulitzer Center.

Published: 16 March 2022

(Due to forest loss, the Temiar villagers of Kampung Kaloi, Kelantan, are struggling to find the natural materials needed for traditional rites like sewang. | Pic by YH Law)

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The Problems and Promise of Forest Plantations in Kelantan

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The Problems and Promise of Forest Plantations in Kelantan

A retiring forester needs committed planters and data to solve the many problems of overexpansion in the state.

Producer/writer: YH Law; Editor: SL Wong

Produced in collaboration with the Rainforest Investigations Network at the Pulitzer Center.

Published: 9 March 2022

(Eucalyptus trees are a popular choice in forest plantations worldwide. These were planted in 2019 in the Batu Papan Forest Reserve, Kelantan. | Pic by YH Law)

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Forest Plantations In Reserves: Quick to Cut, Slow to Grow

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Forest Plantations in Reserves: Quick to Cut, Slow to Grow

Forest plantations are touted to turn degraded forests into a sustainable timber supply in Peninsular Malaysia. But our investigations reveal that so far, the plantations have cut lots of forests without any guarantee of harvest dates or yields.

Producer/writer: YH Law; Editor: SL Wong

Produced in collaboration with the Rainforest Investigations Network at the Pulitzer Center.

Published: 2 March 2022

(In Peninsular Malaysia, about 9% of forest reserves have been zoned to be cleared and turned into forest plantations like this one in Kelantan. | Pic by YH Law)

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Tree Farming Gone Wrong

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TREE FARMING GONE WRONG

After clearing wide swaths of forest reserves, forest plantations in Peninsular Malaysia show few signs of economic and environmental sustainability.

Producer/writer: YH Law; Editor: SL Wong

Produced in collaboration with the Rainforest Investigations Network at the Pulitzer Center.

Published: 23 February 2022

(About 9% of forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia are zoned for forest plantations like this | Pic by YH Law)

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