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Malaysia | New fruit plantations encroaching on critical habitat for Malayan tigers

Forests in Raub are being slashed and burned to make way for durian plantations, according to a report, and this is putting the endangered Malayan tiger at further risk.

The report by UK newspaper The Guardian today said the region in Pahang has become a popular spot for Singapore and China tourists to go on “durian tours”, and demand is fuelling the proliferation of Musang King durian plantations.

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