Is Malaysia a jungle?

Is Malaysia a tropical rainforest?

Malaysia has one of the most complex tropical rainforest ecosystems in the world. The country as a whole has a tropical maritime climate. It is also a relatively small country, and with a land area of only about 33 million ha, is about the size of the British Isles.

Does Malaysia have forest?

Malaysia’s land surface was once almost entirely covered with forest. Today, forests still cover about 54%of the total land area. However, deforestation is a major concern as the country is still rapidly developing. From 2001 to 2019, there was a reduction of about 8.12 million hectares of forest cover in Malaysia.

What is the capital of Malaysia?

Is deforestation illegal in Malaysia?

The main threats to Malaysian forests include: illegal logging, clearing for plantations (namely for oil palm production), and damage from invasive species. Policies are in place to protect forests, but enforcement is poor and illegal harvest and trading continues unchecked.

How many trees are cut down in Malaysia?

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Malaysia

Year Primary forest Tree cover (30%)
2012 244,307 628,738
2013 106,041 333,620
2014 230,429 646,325
2015 154,354 454,517
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