Ada Apa Dengan Chini?
Andrew Sebastian, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia (ECOMY)
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Tasik Chini is one of only two natural freshwater lakes in Malaysia, and is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Since the late 1990’s though, Tasik Chini's ecosystem has faced steady degradation, negatively impacting the lives of the local communities that depend on it. Most recently, news has emerged that the Pahang government has approved mining operations in the vicinity of Tasik Chini in Pekan to a royalty-linked company, despite its pledge to rehabilitate the country's second-largest natural lake. We find out more from Andrew Sebastian (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia)
Image source: Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pahang Facebook
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Categories: Politics, Social Issues, law & legal matters, Education, Environment, Science
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Earth Matters, Tasik Chini, UNESCO biosphere, mining, Orang Asli, Jakun tribe, environmental degradation,