Abstract

Malaysia is regarded as one of the most progressive countries in the world as far as management of its natural resources is concerned. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the ever-present contest between ecological and economic needs can be kept in balance. There are now very few people in the world in positions of responsibility who still do not recognise the overwhelming need for nature conservation and biological sustainability. The forest is a treasure house of various useful products of which timber is but one.1,2,3

Keywords

Biomass Sugar Corn Europe Rubber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Prakash
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandAustralia

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