Flashcards in Sarawak, Sustainable Growth Deck (10)
Timber exports rose from 4.2 million in 1971 to what?
18.8 million in 1990
Intense logging in 1980 and 1990 caused what?
Large scale deforestation
What percentage of Sarawak's forest disappeared?
What does deforestation cause?
What did Malaysian government create to control logging and promote sustainable management?
Forest management plans
What percentage of Sarawak's exports did palm oil account for?
What environmental impacts does the palm oil industry have?
Deforestation because forests are cleared to make room for plantations and monoculture reduces biodiversity
There has been increased investment in which other industries?
Manufacturing, construction and high tech industries
Bakun Hydroelectric dam has caused what?
Habitat loss and disrupted river and ecosystems