No to land conversion in central Borneo


Large-scale conversion of forests into commercial agriculture such as this in Ulu Baram northern Sarawak must not happen in the mountains and highlands. — STEPHEN THEN/The Star

MIRI: The governments of Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan Indonesia have been urged to impose a total ban on large-scale conversion of land use in the two million hectares Heart of Borneo mountains shared by these states.

This region, located in central Borneo, covers the mountain ranges shared by the four states and must not have any large commercial-scale plantations or agricultural schemes as these would negatively alter the ecosystem and weather pattern.

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