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Macaranga Wrap-up: May 2024

Wong Siew Lyn, Co-founder, Macaranga | Law Yao Hua, Co-founder, Macaranga

27-May-24 15:25

Macaranga Wrap-up: May 2024

With May almost behind us, it's time once more for our monthly Macaranga wrap-up show, where we give you a rundown of the top environmental news from the month past, curated by the co-founders of the environmental journalism portal Macaranga - Law Yao Hua and Wong Siew Lyn. This month, we tackle three topics, first we discuss Endangered Species Day - celebrated annually on the third Friday of May - where we'll look at new research published on some of Malaysia's endangered species. Next we turn our attention to "Orangutan Diplomacy" and Malaysia's attempt to show she is a producer of sustainable palm oil, and committed to forest and environmental sustainability, while also discussing a new oil palm plantation in the works in Pahang, located just about 15 km south of Taman Negara. Finally, there was a recent ruling by the Taiping High Court that Kampung Cunex in Gerik in Perak will be gazetted as an Orang Asli Reserve, but not the 'forest-at- large' - what does this mean? Yao Hua and Siew Lyn help break it down for us.

Image Credit: Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC), Facebook & Shutterstock

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environment

Tags:  orangutan diplomacyendangered species daysunbearsirrawady dolphinsbornean sunbear conservation centrekampung cunexorang asli reservethe bigger pictureearth mattersmacarangasustainable palm oildeforestationpangolinsmarecetconservationorang asli rights

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