THE WORLDPOST
11/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

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.

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. http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/09/th_malaysia_fireflies.jpg

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