Dire need for stronger protection of Greater Ulu Muda Forests — 11 NGOs

Source: The Malay Mail Online

MAY 12 — We the undersigned, are deeply concerned about ongoing poaching and extractive activities that have been detected in Ulu Muda forests. This is based on two news reports featured in The Star, titled “Ulu Muda wildlife under threat” on May 8, 2017 and “Fresh logging at Ulu Muda catchment” in The Star on April 14, 2017 plus information from the signage found close to the main road from Gubir to the Ulu Muda jetty.

The Ulu Muda Forest Reserve and surrounding forest reserves (referred to as the Greater Ulu Muda forests hereinafter), with a total area of more than 163,000 hectares is the water catchment area for three man-made dams namely Muda, Pedu and Ahning and forms the headwaters for the Muda and Kedah rivers. Read more