Peat swamp under threat

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  • Saturday, 06 Jul 2019

Mother nature under attack: Illegal earthworks being carried out on a plot of land beside the Air Hitam Dalam Education Forest in Sungai Dua in Seberang Prai. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

BUTTERWORTH: An illegal land clearing right next to the Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest in Sungai Dua is threatening the ecosystem of the only remaining peat swamp forest in Seberang Prai.

Work at the site continued despite the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) issuing a stop work order and seizing vehicles from the site.

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