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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.

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Review on Approaches to Sustainable Forest Management

The management of tropical rainforests, including those in Malaysia has of late been the focus of world attention, especially in the developed countries. The major concern is the alarming rate of tropical forest deforestation worldwide, which was reported to be as high as 16.8 million ha annually for the period 1981 - 1990. It is now realised that forests are important, amongst others, for carbon dioxide fixation preservation of biological diversity and the maintenance of an equable climate.

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