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.

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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