Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Concern over logging road into Bario highland


MIRI: The 300-km long mountain-logging road right to the top of the Bario highlands in northern Sarawak will permanently damage the ecology and weather systems in Sarawak's interior, warned environmental-watchdog group Borneo Resources Institute.

Institute coordinator for Sarawak, Raymond Abin, said this road might result in more highland forests being logged and this would spell the end of the pristine nature of Bario.

"We (his institute) are totally caught offguard by the news that this logging road has already been built all the way into the top of Bario highlands.

“The Bario highlands is a very ecologically-important region. The ecosystem and the weather system there is very fragile.

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