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25-10-2013 – The ravaging of Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands

Land is being cleared at an unprecedented rate in Malaysian region famous for its beauty and fertility.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – High up in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands, in a forested valley once home o a community of indigenous people, a platoon of heavy trucks and excavators is hard at work pulling down trees and devouring the surrounding hills to make space for a new township.

Land is being cleared at an unprecedented rate in the highlands, some 1,500 metres above sea level, not only for housing, shops and hotels, but also for vegetable and flower farms. The average temperature in the area has risen two degrees Celsius in the past decade.

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