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Sarawak pangolin, facing extinction, to get greater protection

Forestry Corporation chief says state government will be urged to classify it as 'totally protected' and higher penalties imposed on offenders.

Felda confirms officer and 2 settlers held over elephant killing

The three people were among six detained for being allegedly involved in the brutal killing of a bull pygmy elephant in Kalabakan, near Tawau.

Egg cell harvest may help save Sumatran rhino

Experts recover egg cell from last of the species at Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah for in-vitro fertilisation attempt.

S.Africans to run marathon with trees on their backs to raise...

The group are promoting the planting of native trees amid a nationwide push to replace invasive species with indigenous one.

Now Sabah’s endangered banteng at risk of extinction, warn wildlife experts

The number of banteng, known as the wild cattle of Borneo, is less than 500 now.

Get boots on the ground quickly to save tigers, says expert

WWF Malaysia's Mark Rayan Dharmaraj also urges Putrajaya to form a national tiger committee with executive powers.

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century

Report author Kanitha Krishnasamy says it is looking like a losing fight to combat tiger extinction.

Johor man nabbed for keeping sun bear cub as hobby

Wildlife officers also find nine parakeets, one cockatoo and a blue-and-gold macaw at the man's business premises.

Govt working to tighten forestry laws, says deputy minister

Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji discloses that NGOs' proposals are being considered.

Senoi Praaq to join the fight against poachers

Two battalions of renowned jungle tracking force to be deployed with power to shoot, says IGP Hamid Bador

Rare 2-headed green turtle found in Sabah hatchery

Conservationists on Pulau Mabul are all excited with the discovery of the first two-headed turtle from 13,000 hatchlings released previously.

Border officials ticked off after 10 tusks smuggled as dowry

Latest seizure is the third by Indonesian Customs in recent times and is a blow to Sabah’s on-going elephant conservation efforts.

Warisan-led govt slammed over go-ahead for TAED and Papar Dam projects

Sabah Environmental Protection Association, Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam and Tanah Dahai say it is a 'betrayal' to Sabahans.

‘Sand mafias’ threaten Morocco’s coastline

Sand has been stolen to help feed an industry that is growing at full tilt.

Report the elephant killers, earn a luxury hotel stay

An animal rights group is offering money and a hotel stay for credible information on the killers.

New Raya delicacy gives nature lovers heartburn

Fears that growing popularity of 'lemang periuk kera’ or pitcher plant lemang will lead to the plant's extinction.

Green turtle makes 215km dash by taxi to seek treatment in...

Resort owners foot RM350 taxi fare to send the turtle from Kudat to the YTL Gaya Island Resort marine centre for urgent treatment to save its life.

Sabah marine conservationists unhappy with turtle tagging method

Two groups want greater transparency and assurance the turtles will be protected after state minister says the tagging will continue but with improved methods.

Marine conservationists call for end to ‘unethical’ turtle tagging method

They warn that the method, which involves tying the turtles' flippers and 'shooting' them to the surface using lift bags, could cause decompression sickness.

Turtle Power: Near extinct terrapins make Cambodian comeback

Royal Turtles have been greatly reduced by hunting and sand mining, which destroyed the banks where they lay their eggs.

Team in Florida captures huge python using tracking devices

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has sponsored hunting programs to target the reptiles.

Palm oil players to help Sabah plant 1 mil trees in...

The primary industries ministry says this is in line with its decision to cap oil palm cultivation to 6.5 million hectares.

Conservationists release 155 giant tortoises on Galapagos island

The young Chelonoidis hoodensis tortoises were set free on Santa Fe island.

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

Chile announced the creation of the enormous Juan Fernandez Marine Park almost a year ago.