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Rubble Rubble, Toil and Trouble - Why More Quarrying at the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve?

Peter Leong, member, Friends of Bukit Kiara | Rosli Omar, member, Friends of Bukit Kiara

02-Nov-22 15:00

Rubble Rubble, Toil and Trouble - Why More Quarrying at the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve?

Recent revelations of licences issued for rock quarrying within the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve (BLFR) have raised more than just eyebrows among environmental conservation groups and the public alike. Many have called on the Selangor state government to address concerns surrounding the establishment of 27 quarries in the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, but already across the Rawang/Kuang area, quarries have greatly scarred the landscape in many places leaving no trees. So how could these constitute parts of the forest reserve, and what is really going on here? We find out more from Peter Leong, a researcher/activist for various green conservation causes, and Rosli Omar, a wildlife photographer and former lecturer at the University of Malaya. Both are long-time environmental activists and members of Friends of Bukit Kiara, and they also share how these new quarrying projects will impact this ecologically sensitive area with both high conservation and high biodiversity value.

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  governmentenvironmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  Bukit Lagong Forest Reservequarryingselangor state governmentselangor state parkbiodiversity conservationbiodiversity losspermanent forest reserves

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