Sanctuary needs more protection

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

Forest under threat: A wildlife warden found tree stumps in an area in the Sabah sanctuary after hearing the sound of chainsaws.

KOTA KINABALU: Illegal logging and poaching continue to threaten the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary with at least two animals – the Sumatran rhino and tambadau wild buffalo – disappearing from the area.

Other animals such as orang utan, proboscis monkeys and clouded leopards were also disappearing, said Danau Girang Field Centre director Dr Benoit Goosens.

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