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Critical threat to iconic species

A letter from WWF-MALAYSIA, Petaling Jaya.

DGFC: BWP sincere in contributing to Sabah conservation projects

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah-based wildlife researcher Dr Benoit Goossens believes that Borneo Wildlife Preservation (BWP), a US-based non-governmental organisation, is sincere in contributing to the conservation projects in Sabah.

China defends use of wild animals in traditional medicine

BEIJING (Reuters) - Traditional Chinese medicine risks extinction if there is a push by the government to completely replace the wild animal parts now used with substitutes, a senior Chinese lawmaker said on Saturday.

HK to shed shameful reputation

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and animal rights advocates can claim victory in the long battle to persuade the government to ban the trade of ivory, which has led to the killing of large numbers of African elephants every year.

Stopping the trade: Products from elephant ivory are displayed on a shelf inside a carving and jewellery factory in Hong Kong. — Reuters

SSPCA: Animal welfare can be managed more effectively through partnerships

KUCHING: Wildlife and animal welfare can be managed through close partnerships between different governmental and non-governmental organisations.

See you there: BCCK director of operation Gary Pinchen (left), D’Cruz (second from right), sponsors and officials promoting AfA Borneo 2015.

Soppoa: Bigger R&D team needed to boost industry

KUCHING: The Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) has requested the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) to expand its research and development (R&D) team in the state to assist the local palm oil industry.

Creating awareness on wildlife preservation

JOHOR BARU: Clad in orange t-shirts, over one thousand wildlife lovers gathered for an early morning run all in the name of creating awareness on wildlife preservation.

Analysis - How Kerry's off-hand remark put a deal on Syria in play

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whether deft diplomacy or a rhetorical stumble, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has managed to crack open the door to a possible solution to the Syrian crisis that could get President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers out of a bind, save Syria from a bombing and cast Russia as peacemaker.

Russia's Putin urges moderate changes in NGO 'foreign agent' law

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a law branding some non-governmental organisations "foreign agents" should be changed to prevent harassment of groups that are not involved in politics.

Putin tends to image with public split, but will he remarry?

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hours after President Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, told Russians their marriage was over, an anchorman on a satirical on-line show gravely announced the latest news: Putin has named Lyudmila "acting First Lady".