Langkawi business community says it can help save geopark


Threatened: Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, one of the geosites in Unesco Geopark Langkawi.

PETALING JAYA: The business community in Langkawi is calling for authorities to impose a speed limit on tourist boats, which they say are responsible for destroying nearly a third of the mangroves there with the waves they churn up.

According to Langkawi Business Association deputy director Datuk Alexander Isaac, about 30% of mangroves have been lost in recent years, especially due to speeding boats and other fast-moving vessels.

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