A distant view of the damages caused by the logging activities. Note that feeder roads were constructed to extract tropical timber such as Selangan Batu & Meraka
The background of the picture shows the Sebangan River. It is inevitable that this river will become more polluted due to massive soil erosion as the logging activities progress further.
The area covered by the logging license covers these rubber trees planted in early 1950s during British Rule.
Sacred Ancient site at Kpg. Mensika destined for destruction during logging
Soil Erosion & Landslides: The mountains generally have very steep gradient and highly prone to landslides. These landslides and erosion will destroy the fruit and rubber trees owned by the natives at the foot of the mountain. Additionally, the soil will pollute the river which is the source of fish and water supply.
Logging continues in spite of the protests from the Dayak Iban natives. These logs were extracted from the NCR lands. They were reserved by the native land owners for their own future needs. No prior approval from the land owners were given to extract the logs
This water pumping station is immediately downstream of the logging camp. This station supplies water to the Sebangan Town and the surrounding villages downstream of the river.
The picture shows Puan Sumi Ak Tuah at her NCR land which was bulldozed by Quality Concrete Holdings Bhd to make road for extracting timber. Note that in the background, the remaining portion of her rubber trees can be seen. The majority were destroyed during the road construction.