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Orang Asli get water scare after quarry opens in forest reserve

They hope the authorities will prevent quarries operating in forest reserves.

Don’t degazette forest reserves, says environmentalist

Hum Gurung of BirdLife International says he has heard of forests being gazetted as reserves but never of forest reserves being degazetted.

No more sightings of Sumatran rhino in Sabah, says minister

Sabah Environment Minister Christina Liew says studies have not found any footprints of the Sumatran rhinoceros or recorded any photos of them.

Move Bukit Lagong project to area with acute housing need, says...

Environmentalist Anthony Tan says the planned housing project in the forest reserve will cause untold damage to the environment.

Indian golfer arrested for poaching

Randhawa was detained at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh state.

Go by the law, MB says after RM2 million raised for...

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says any move to buy the land on which the temple sits has to go through certain legal processes and that the state government has a neutral stand on this.

Orphaned orangutan makes return to wild after 18 years of rehab

The Sabah Wildlife Department, Wildlife Rescue Unit and Orang Utan Appeal UK pooled resources to make this amazing achievement possible.

Sabah agrees to stop oil palm plantations in forest reserves

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the state government has actually shifted its focus to rubber, fruits, timber plantation and cocoa, among others.

Forest lovers hail move to ban logging at Ulu Muda

They are now urging the government to gazette the area as a protected zone.

Another elephant dies in Sabah

The male juvenile elephant was earlier rescued after it was injured by a snare trap in a forest reserve.

Manage raw water resources on a regional basis, says Chow

The Penang CM says with a growing population and increasing diversification in socioeconomic activities, regional raw water demand will continue to increase.

Save Ulu Muda reserve, says Penang water chief

A water crisis caused by deforestation in Ulu Muda cannot be easily remedied as rainforests do not grow overnight, says Jaseni Maidinsa.

Orang Asli form blockades to stop Gua Musang logging

They say they have to resort to this action because the state authorities are not acting on their complaints that the extensive logging is disrupting their livelihood.

Missing Singaporean hikers found after 3 days

The two, who were reported missing in Gunung Pulai Forest Reserve, Kulai, were spotted by a police helicopter near Ulu Choh Dam in Pontian.

Villagers disappointed no word yet on land appeal

Rural community had hoped to hear some good news from Najib Razak, says Pakatan Harapan Sabah.

Think tank warns Penang will go dry if Kedah logging not...

South Centre executive director Martin Khor warns that most of Penang’s water supply will disappear with the depletion of the Ulu Muda forest in Kedah.

Sabah forestry worker missing for 2 days, search underway

A helicopter and about 50 men are combing the Deramakot forest reserve for Sabah Forestry Department research assistant M A Tajuddin Mustapha.

Worries over ECRL’s impact on the environment

Malaysian Nature Society wants to provide professional advice to allied agencies to help minimise impact of the construction and eventual facility of the ECRL.

What’s happening at Penang’s former Alcatraz, asks BN rep

Penang Development Corporation says it has sold its portion of Jerejak Island for a handsome profit.

Mohd Amar: Welfare of Orang Asli our primary concern

Kelantan state government willing to engage with Orang Asli groups for an amicable solution to issue of logging activities, says deputy MB.

MCA Kelantan: Let Orang Asli keep their land

Stop illegal logging activities in Kelantan's forest reserves and allow the Orang Asli to stay, says MCA Kelantan.

7,000ha of forest reserves illegally cleared in Kelantan since 1980s

Kelantan Forestry Director Zahari Ibrahim says the illegally cleared forest land is now used for agriculture, including oil palm, and developed into settlements.

EKVE allowed as intervener in suit over Ampang Forest Park

Highway company's interests directly affected by the lawsuit brought by three environmental organisations against decision to close forest park for construction work.

Why is ‘tongkat ali’ haven not protected?

Penang Opposition leader accuses Pakatan state government of dilly-dallying over listing Pulau Jerejak as a national park.

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