Mangrove forests disappearing


PETALING JAYA: More than 25,000ha – larger than the size of Kuala Lumpur – of mangrove forests were felled in the past 12 years, pushing coastal species towards extinction and exposing people to rising sea levels.

Data from the US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) revealed this vast “disappearance” between 2001 and 2012.

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