Sustainable Forest Management in Malaysia

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This illustrated report discusses the development of forest management in Malaysia and provides a comprehensive introduction to the characteristics of Malaysian forests and their importance to the economy.



Physical Features

Peninsular Malaysia lies at the southern-most tip of mainland South-east Asia, while the states of Sabah and Sarawak lie to the east on the island of Borneo. The total land area is approximately 32.9 million hectares with 13.2 million hectares in Peninsular Malaysia, which comprises eleven states and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur; 7.4 million hectares in Sabah (including the Federal Territory of Labuan), and 12.3 million hectares in Sarawak. Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by 720 km of the South China Sea, and the country as a whole has a coastline of about 4,830 km.


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