Call to turn Ulu Muda forest into state park for food security

Call to turn Ulu Muda forest into state park for food security
Malaysian Nature Society urges the federal government to enforce the boundaries of the state parks which contain important forests like Ulu Muda. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 15, 2020.
PERIKATAN Nasional should make it a priority to gazette Kedah’s Ulu Muda forest as a protected state park now that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed Malaysia’s lack of food security, said the country’s oldest conservation group.

Besides being a major watershed that supplies water to Kedah, Penang and Perlis, the Ulu Muda forest is also critical to the Muda rice planting scheme known as the nation’s rice bowl.

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