September 30, 2009
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country’s millions of fireflies.

But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Laura Kyle of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English spent a night along the Kuala Selangor river.

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#2

seeing the fire flies also bring me joy but since deforestation happened there not around alot

#1

Seeing the fireflies at Kuala Selangor was one of the most magical sites of nature I have seen along with the butterfly migration in Mexico. Both which are threatened by industry. There are many places industry can take place but only a few where fireflies and butterflies can entrance us.

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