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我們關注砂拉越的森林消失狀況。森林消失兩大導因:一,不受控制地商業開發砂拉越熱帶雨林以獲取木材(目前只剩下5%未開發的赤森林);二,以遭開發的森林地被迅速轉換為油棕種植園。

我們認為通過主要進口國包括台灣的合法木材採購政策,可促使改善生產國的林業管理。台灣是砂拉越木材的第三大進口國;也是2013/2014年馬來西亞最大的油棕進口國,佔台灣植物油進口淨37.7%。我們為此提供相關的中文資訊。並希望藉此傳達給中文讀者,關於木材砍伐對社會與環境的衝擊,包括翻譯自英文媒介的報導與研究報告。同時報導其他衝擊森林生態與當地社區的議題,例如水壩建造,油棕種植園開發與工業污染。

We are a group of  Malaysians who are very concerned about the massive deforestation that is occurring in Sarawak. This deforestation  is caused by two activities: (1) the uncontrolled  commercial exploitation of Sarawak’s rainforests for timber (only about 5% of unlogged primary rainforests remain),  and (2) the rapid conversion of these logged forests into industrial oil palm plantations.

We consider the timber and palm oil procurement policies of importing countries to be  important tools for encouraging exporting countries to adopt more sustainable forest management practices. Taiwan is the third largest importer of Sarawak timber.  It also imports palm oil largely from Malaysia – in 2013/2014, palm oil comprised 37.7% of Taiwan’s net vegetable oil imports.  Therefore, we have set up this website to share with the Taiwanese and Chinese reader about the information of deforestation and its environmental and social impacts in Sarawak. This includes translating news, reports and research studies from English publications. We also report on other development issues that have impacts on the environment and local communities including large dam construction and industrial pollution.