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Sabah orangutan decline not due to palm oil industry, says council

The MPOC says the stable orangutan population is the result of collaboration with the palm oil industry which is an important stakeholder in wildlife conservation in Sabah.

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

Australia has been one of the first countries to start the earth hour campaign by switching off its lights for an hour on a yearly basis.

Want to buy ethical food? Scan with your phone for fast...

Your phone can now have the information you need for more 'careful' buying.

Nature pushed to the brink by ‘runaway consumption’, says WWF

The Paris Agreement, negotiated under the UN convention on climate change, also set a clear target: global warming must be held to "well below" 2°C, and 1.5°C if possible.

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn

Combined with losses of soil-holding mangroves and accelerating groundwater extraction, which can lead to land sinking, the mining is increasing climate-related threats for those living in low-lying coastal areas.

Mediterranean could become a ‘sea of plastic’: WWF

Plastic represents 95% of the waste floating in the Mediterranean and on its beaches, with most coming from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France, the report said.

Endangered whale shark fins found in Singapore Airlines shipment to Hong...

The shipment of assorted fins that came from Colombo, Sri Lanka weights 980 kilograms.

More victims allege sexual harassment at NGO

Former WWF-Malaysia employees recount alleged experiences with ex-supervisor, with one saying that her reports to the HR department seemed to be in vain.

Lego follows green brick road to combat plastic waste

Effort part of Lego's commitment to reach zero waste in operations and use sustainable materials in its core products and packaging by 2030.

WWF-Malaysia mula siasat dakwaan gangguan seksual

NGO itu berjanji akan menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan terhadap dakwaan salah laku serta gangguan seksual pekerjanya.

Forget shark fin soup, say eateries as demand drops

Many restaurants and hotels are acknowledging the need to conserve the dwindling shark population.

WWF: Skin cure fad driving Myanmar elephant poaching surge

At least 20 elephant corpses have been found stripped of their skin in two sites the wildlife NGO monitors so far in 2017 -- more than are usually killed in a whole year.

WWF: Endangered species poached in protected areas

The species most at risk because of illegal activity within natural world heritage sites is probably the vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise.

WWF calls for crack down on ‘tiger farms’

The conservation group estimated that there remained 200 tiger farms in Asia, mostly in China, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Dozens of wrestlers sue WWE over neurological injuries

NEW YORK: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking...

Monkey see, monkey do

Why do NGOs such as Malaysian Friends of the Animals, Friends of the Orang Utans and Nature Alert have so much stamina in criticising Malaysian zoos?

Protecting nature — there are apps for that

"With Apps for Earth, we're helping to inform, engage and involve millions of people in global environmental efforts through the fitness, education, entertainment and gaming apps they use every day."

Cambodian tigers declared ‘extinct’ as reintroduction plan unveiled

The last tiger was seen in 2007.