A young researcher working in Sabah is hoping to make significant inroads into shark and ray conservation in Sabah with the help of local fishermen. Ho Kooi Chee, who hails from Kuala Lumpur and works for Marine Research Foundation (MRF), is trialing a remote electronic monitoring system on fishing boats that will enable improved shark […]

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Article and photos from hienalouca.com Palm oil is responsible for the destruction of vast swathes of forestry and is being used in products from a wide range of companies. Food giant Mondelez, which provides palm oil for Cadbury chocolate bars, Ritz crackers and Oreo biscuits, has been named as the worst offender by a Greenpeace report. The damning report found that supplying palm oil to the snacking behemoth has come at the expense of 173,000 acres (70,000 hectares) of rainforest since 2016. Extreme deforestation has pushed local wildlife into tiny corners of their habitat and has forced many species, including the critically endangered orangutans, towards the ‘brink of extinction’, Greenpeace claims. According to the report, twelve brands are using palm oil from 20 suppliers that are all all

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DALIAN CONFERENCE, PART TWO. The 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China, brought together hundreds of delegates from all fields of animal protection, rescue, and advocacy. Focused on how laws can be used creatively to protect nonhuman animals, speakers talked about their successes and challenges, their hopes and their aims. Attendees […]

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WWF applauds the announcement by Singapore, led by the National Parks Board (NParks), for a ban on all domestic ivory trade.This is an important step in closing Singapore’s domestic market for ivory and is the latest highlight in a series of events that showcase the country’s determined stance against illegal wildlife trade. This year alone, […]

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Kuala Lumpur, 6 January 2020 – The non-profit conservation research group Rimba has just produced a ‘Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes Pteropus spp. in Peninsular Malaysia’, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN). Rimba’s Project Pteropus has been working on flying fox conservation in collaboration with PERHILITAN since 2012. […]

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]

via Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group — IMURNEWS

Bella Lack, a 16-year-old conservation activist and youth ambassador for The Born Free Foundation, shared her encounter with the last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia on Friday, June 28, alongside a stark message – “this is what extinction looks like.” Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, died in May, according to the Borneo Rhino Alliance, leaving the female Iman as the last of her species in Malaysia. “Iman is the last flickering flame of 20 million years of the evolution of her species – soon to be extinguished by us,” tweeted Lack. Lack called for people to support the conservation efforts of the Borneo Rhino Alliance. A small number of Sumatran rhinos still survive in Indonesia, according to National Geographic. Credit: Bella Lack via Storyful

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