Scotched mangrove trees at illlegal dumpaite Picture : SAM
Press Statement 30 January 2019
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the sole surviving mangrove forest on government land in the middle of Pekan Baru Batu Maung and adjacent to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park is threatened by irresponsible dumping of waste.
Subsequently, the brackish river flowing through the mangrove forest here is inevitably polluted by leachates into a sensitive ecosystem sustained by the mangrove forest located at the back of the Fisheries Research Institute Malaysia.
In the 1960’s before the development of the Penang Airport, Bayan Lepas Free Trade Industrial Zone and other development, this area was fringed by thick mangroves. Most recently in the past few decades, there remained about 20 hectares of mangrove forest. However due to recent intrusive activities, two areas totalling about 15 percent of the entire area have been rendered barren.Read more
The Sun Daily May 22, 2016
JERANTUT: Sungai Pahang may most probably lose its historical standing as the longest river in the Peninsula if the authorities do not take firmer measures to address the issue of rampant encroachment of the forest area in Ulu Tembeling. Click to read