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Perak’s Last Marine Turtle Beach and Forest Reserve at Risk!

Photo Credit: Nadine Ruppert

The state government of Perak has degazetted 60 hectares of Tanjung Hantu Permanent Forest Reserve in order to build a liquefied natural gas plant and a steel coil mill. The reserve is known for the habitats of two endangered dipterocarp tree species, Shorea glauca and Shorea lumutensis, while the adjacent Pasir Panjang beach is the only remaining nesting site for green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas in the state. The industrial projects will not only cut through the reserve but also severely affect the survival of endangered species. Currently, local activists are trying to persuade the state government by collecting signatures from the public through an online petition. 


Date & Source: April 15, 2014,