The Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Locally known as Taman Alam Kuala Selangor, it is located by the mouth of Selangor River, not far from the centre of Kuala Selangor town. With a total area of 2.4km2, the park is a combination of secondary forest and wetland with a man-made coastal bund separating the wetland from the forest. Malaysia's land surface was once almost entirely covered with forest. Today, forests still cover about 59.5% of the total land area. However, deforestation is a major concern as the country is still rapidly developing. In the 20 years from 1983 to 2003, there was a reduction of about 4.9 million hectares of forest cover. Malaysia's deforestation rate is currently accelerating faster than that of any other tropical country in the world. In 2012 Malaysia joined a United Nations programme aimed at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. The government has also pledged to conserve a minimum of 50 percent of its total land area as preserved forests.