Langkawi business community says it can help save geopark


  • Nation
  • Monday, 20 Jul 2015

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.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan

RM9.73/month

Annual Plan

RM8.63/month

Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Government , Langkawi Geopark

   

Next In Nation

Senior citizens among six nabbed in RM4mil drug bust
What’s the status of carbon credit deal, Warisan rep asks Sabah govt
'GOLD' number plate revenue helps cover bus and taxi drivers' Socso contributions, says Loke
Round-the-clock police patrols in KK after spate of robberies
Locum docs at public healthcare facilities to get allowances right away, says Dr Zul
Two killed, two hurt in Puchong factory blast
Defence Minister to look into LTAT resignations and brief Cabinet, says PM
Upgraded Sabah Trade Centre will drive SME growth, says minister
Two more held over motorist's death in Kajang
Put nicotine back on Poisons List, CAP urges govt

Others Also Read