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Canceled: Plans for a bridge in a critical wildlife area in Borneo have been scrapped

Canceled: Plans for a bridge in a critical wildlife area in Borneo have been scrapped

Controversial plans to build a bridge over the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo’s Sabah state have been canceled, announced Sabah Forest Department Chief Conservator Sam Mannan. The announcement came during a South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP) event in London. “We are not going ahead with the bridge,” Mannan said, according to Malaysian news site The Star Online . “In making this decision, Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Musa Aman has taken into consideration all the concerns and opinions expressed related to the bridge, including those from Yayasan Sime Darby, Nestle, scientists and NGO groups and also the opinion of someone who knows the territory better than anybody else – Sir David Attenborough.” Last month, celebrated naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough voiced his criticism of the bridge plans in a letter published in the Guard...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/04/canceled-plans-for-a-br...

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