‘We are going to self-destruct’: Development plans threaten Malaysian island

“You don’t have to travel very far and you are right into nature,” says Irshad Mobarak, founder of JungleWalla and Langkawi’s (and perhaps Malaysia’s) best-known naturalist. He’s lived on the island for nearly 30 years and estimates about 50 percent of the its natural heritage has been lost in that time.

“We can’t compete with other places in shopping and nightlife, but one area we are ahead is natural heritage. If we continue to lose it, that’s it.”

Mongabay: We are going to self-destruct
Posted by: Kate Mayberry
APRIL 30, 2018