Deforestation in Kg Dew destroys firefly habitat

Some of the trees in Kampung Dew that were felled.

A mangrove forest famous for fireflies in Kampung Dew, near Taiping has been devastated by the felling of thousands of trees.

Environmental organisation Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) said in a statement that it had visited the area recently and found trees like the Nipah palms (Nypa Fruticans) and Berembang (Sonneratia Caseolaris), which are habitat for fireflies, had been cut down.

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