What is the name of the rainforest in Malaysia?

How many rainforests are in Malaysia?

Tropical rainforests encompass between 59% to 70% of Malaysia’s total land area, of which 11.6% is pristine. Malaysia has the world’s fifth largest mangrove area, which totals over a half a million hectares (over 1.2 million acres).

What percent of Malaysia is rainforest?

67.6% or about 22 million hectares is forested (UN FAO). This is an increase of around 13 million hectares since 2005, although most of the new ‘forest’ is palm oil plantation. Of this 18.7% (3,820,000) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest.

Why is Borneo so special?

Borneo is the world’s third largest island, behind Greenland and New Guinea. Orangutans can only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. … Borneo is home to Southeast Asia’s highest mountain: Mount Kinabalu. During the last 10 years 360 new species have been found in Borneo.

Where is Malay located?

Is Borneo part of Malaysia or Indonesia?

The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak make up about 26% of the island.


Pop. density 28.59/km2 (74.05/sq mi)
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