Juggling between development and environmental conservation is difficult when it comes to forest-use. But there are ways to be more inclusive.
To understand forest-use dynamics in Peninsular Malaysia, one must know how state governments – the sole authority on land use – perceive forests.
How much forest loss is too much? Are the drivers of this loss the same as in the past? In Forest Files, Macaranga examines the dynamics and mechanics of forest-use changes in Malaysia.
Decades ago, rampant logging looked set to decimate forests in Malaysia. That is no longer the case, but a less familiar force is driving forest change – one over which state governments have full control.