SAY NO TO DEFORESTATION IN MALAYSIA!
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Stop destroying forests in Malaysia
Three main reasons why Malaysian forests are destroyed:
Forests are logged because timber is big business, so every tree represents money.
Forests are cleared for plantations, agriculture, mining, dams and other economic development.
Forests are severely affected by infrastructure (roads, railways) and urban development (industrial plants, factories) projects.
Deforestation in Malaysia is a COMPLEX problem.
The solution, however, is SIMPLE.
1. Ban all logging activities in Malaysia
We suggest a moratorium on all logging activities, including land-clearing, throughout Malaysia for at least 10 years to allow our forests to recover;
2. Reuse existing non-forest land in Malaysia
Instead of clearing forested land, reuse existing non-forest lands for plantations, agriculture, and other development;
3. Re-gazette all existing forest reserves as national or state parks
Trees in existing forest reserves are NOT protected but RESERVED to be used at a later time. We need to re-gazette forest reserves as state and national parks that are protected by law so that the biodiversity and wildlife are conserved.
4. Reform laws associated with the exploitation of natural resources and the protection of the natural environment.
Existing laws that govern the use of natural resources and outline protections for the natural environment are often inadequate or have loopholes that are easily EXPLOITED.
These laws need to be reviewed thoroughly and amendments are passed to address these loopholes and to ensure that the environment is protected properly.
We need to speak up to protect Malaysia’s forests.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
By protecting our forests, YOU are protecting:
YOUR LIFE – Trees supply oxygen, something you need to survive. Also, many medicines and cures come from nature;
YOUR WATER – The forests are water catchment areas that supply water to everyone in Malaysia;
YOUR FUTURE – The forests affect local weather patterns and regulate the climate. Floods, drought, and landslides are often signs of a poorly managed local environment.
DON’T BE PART OF THE PROBLEM. BE THE SOLUTION.
SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
We, PEKA Malaysia, are trying to get as many like-minded Malaysians to sign this petition so that we can highlight this issue to our government.
Only with your support can we engage the Malaysian government in meaningful discussion to actually bring about a real change for our natural environment.
Please get your family, your friends and other Malaysians to sign this petition.
Stand up together to protect the natural environment we live in.
DEFORESTATION IS DRIVEN BY GREED NOT BY NEEDS.
END LOGGING IN MALAYSIA TODAY, END DEFORESTATION IN MALAYSIA TODAY!
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