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WWF Malaysia: Concerted effort needed against illegal wildlife trade

KOTA KINABALU: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia is urging state and federal agencies and departments to work together to put a halt to the illegal wildlife trade.

Ocean conservation efforts needed

KOTA KINABALU: Saddened by the way people treated the ocean as a dumpsite, a group of 30 youths from Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei cleaned up a litter-strewn beach and came up with ideas to help conserve the environment.

Before and after photos of a beach clean-up by 30 youths.

Govt agencies join forces aiming for zero poaching by 2020

IPOH: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia and various government agencies are aiming for a “zero poaching” status for the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex by 2020.

Expert: Forest reserve houses iconic wildlife and we intend to help out

KOTA KINABALU: Environmen-talists are coming together to restore a mini forest reserve teeming with wildlife in Sabah’s interior.

Among the green: A male orangutan in Bukit Piton FR, a formerly degraded forest reserve currently restored by WWF-Malaysia and other contributors. — Photo courtesy of WWF-Malaysia

Students’ memorable field trip

MIRI: Seven undergraduate environmental engineering students from Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) went on a three-day field trip to Kuching for their course’s ENST 2002 Conservation Biology and Sustainability unit.

Students being briefed on orang utan rehabilitation at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. — Ansovina Chai / The Star

Sarawak steps up conservation

KUCHING: Sarawak has gazetted 903,769ha as fully protected area as of July 2016. This consists of 43 national parks (694,770ha), 14 nature reserves (2,539ha) and six wild life sanctuary (206,460ha).

Participants at the three-day conference.

Call for marine research centre in Semporna

KOTA KINABALU: The state government has been urged to set up a marine research centre in east coast Semporna with the aim of creating awareness on aquatic biodiversity conservation.

Averting mudslides

A TASK force will be formed to monitor construction sites in Penang to prevent mud flows from happening.

Remove shark’s fin from menus, urges WWF

KOTA KINABALU: Eateries serving shark’s fin have been urged to remove the dish from their menus in view of the depleting number of the species.

No sea-based activities in Semporna

KOTA KINABALU: Sea-based activities will be restricted in marine rich Semporna under a conservation plan to protect its biodiversity.

For the future: Sabah Town and Regional Planning Department Director Murshidi Sapie (left) exchanging documents with Dr Sundari during a signing ceremony to mark a solid partnership between Sabah and WWF Malaysia in committing to the Semporna Marine Spatial Planning process in Kota Kinabalu. Looking on are Dr Jaujan (second right) and Matius (second left). Photo: NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star