S-E Asia's majestic trees face threats and uncertainties

These include deforestation, climate change shrinking areas they can grow in, habitat loss

Dipterocarps, the leafy giants of tropical rainforests in South-east Asia, face an uncertain future, according to a new study.

Habitat loss and climate change are shrinking the areas where the majestic trees can grow.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2021, with the headline 'S-E Asia's majestic trees face threats and uncertainties'. Subscribe