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Environmental issues in Malaysia

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Environmental issues in Malaysia

Environmental issues in Malaysia


Endangered species

The IUCN Red List gives 2890 native endangered species.

  • Borneo pygmy elephant
  • Giant panda
  • Gorilla
  • Malayan tiger
  • Marine turtles
  • Monkeys
  • Orangutans
  • Oriental darter
  • Rhinos
  • Storm's stork
  • Deforestation

    Deforestation at the following locations are threatening flora and fauna:

  • Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project
  • Kelau Dam
  • Bukit Cherakah
  • Ulu Padas
  • Pulai River
  • Sungai Mas
  • Deforestation is taking place for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Dams
  • Housing development
  • Oil palm plantations
  • Roads
  • Timber plantations.
  • Pollution

  • Air pollution in Malaysia
  • 1997 Southeast Asian haze
  • 2005 Malaysian haze
  • 2006 Southeast Asian haze
  • The Bukit Merah, Perak, rare-earth mine cleanup
  • Reclamation

    Coastal reclamation is damaging mangroves and turtle nesting sights

    Environmental organisations

  • Malaysian Nature Society
  • References

    Environmental issues in Malaysia Wikipedia

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