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Mining in K’tan Tiger Habitat May Also Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Floods – EIA

A proposed open cast gold mine at the Sokor Taku Permanent Forest Reserve in Tanah Merah, Kelantan could pose a risk to both humans and critically endangered wildlife, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the project showed.

This is because the project could lead to sedimentation and “catastrophic” flooding while encroaching on the habitat of animals such as the critically endangered Malayan tiger.

Besides the Malayan tiger, camera traps at the 547.4ha project site also captured images of the endangered Asian elephant and vulnerable Malayan sun bear.

The camera traps at the site, which is the equivalent size of 767 football fields, have caught images of tiger prey as well including kijang (a type of deer) and wild boar.

This comes as conservationists warn that…

Source : Malaysiakini

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