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Beh Lih Yi

Climate correspondent

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Lih is a former correspondent with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, based in Malaysia. She has 20 years of journalism experience, working from multiple locations across Asia.

January 24, 2022

Walking across a swamp, retired fisherman Ilias Shafie and a small group of villagers plant mangrove saplings on Malaysia's west coast, one tree at a time.

They have put in some 400,000 mangrove trees since a restoration initiative started two decades ago, in what was initially a bid to increase the catch of local fishermen.