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Malaysia

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Peatlands of SE Asia heading for socio-economic disaster

6 Jul 2015, Wetlands Intl

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes due to unsustainable development and management of peat soils. About 82% of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak (East Malaysia) will be irreversibly flooded within 100 years and substantial areas are already experiencing drainage problems...


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