North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest

 
North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest

Site Coordinate: 3.6541375,101.27592890000005

North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest

 
NSPF clearing Feb 2013  NSPF draining Feb 2013                 I was driving past North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest on Friday and noticed that large areas of the forest are being drained and cleared, apparently for oil palm.  Apparently the area being cleared is outside the forest reserve but this seems extremely poor management of a highly threatened habitat (important for carbon and water storage and biodiversity protection in particular) and also are steps being taken to protect the water table for the remaining  forest reserve?