Mycat: Wildlife crossings not enough

Nature’s way: Goats seen walking past the Sungai Yu highway underpass, built for wildlife crossings in Merapoh, Pahang.  The road below has yet to be closed.

MERAPOH: Some RM60mil has been spent on building highway underpasses for wildlife to cross at Sungai Yu, but these will be useless if the Pahang government does not stop illegal land clearing in the area, warns a conservationist.

Dr Kae Kawanishi, head of conservation for the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (Mycat), also said that a critical 20sq km of forested state land in the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor, should be turned into a wildlife reserve to better protect wildlife.

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