MALAYSIA: Fishes and aquatic plants from Peninsular Malaysia

By Francesco Denitto

…Not so long ago, almost the entire Malaysian peninsula was covered by natural forests. The flora biodiversity and the density of vegetation per unit area were among the highest on the planet. This green planet had an equally high number of animal species, many of which were completely unknown to science. Unfortunately, as it is also observed in other terrestrial paradises, anthropisation is spreading quickly with rapid development of huge plantations of rubber trees, imported from South America as well as oil palms trees…

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