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1

Timber exports rose from 4.2 million in 1971 to what?

18.8 million in 1990

2

Intense logging in 1980 and 1990 caused what?

Large scale deforestation

3

What percentage of Sarawak's forest disappeared?

70%

4

What does deforestation cause?

Habitat loss
Soil erosion
Flooding

5

What did Malaysian government create to control logging and promote sustainable management?

Forest management plans

6

What percentage of Sarawak's exports did palm oil account for?

6%

7

What environmental impacts does the palm oil industry have?

Deforestation because forests are cleared to make room for plantations and monoculture reduces biodiversity

8

There has been increased investment in which other industries?

Manufacturing, construction and high tech industries

9

Bakun Hydroelectric dam has caused what?

Habitat loss and disrupted river and ecosystems

10

Are the industries economically and environmentally sustainable?

They promote economic sustainability because they provide a source of income but they are not environmentally sustainable