Action plan to preserve Sabah’s wildlife


KOTA KINABALU: An action plan will be presented to the Cabinet to prevent Sabah’s remaining wildlife from going extinct, says State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.

This includes more protection for animals such as the banteng (wild buffalo), proboscis monkey and sunda clouded leopard.

“This proposal is an action plan on how we can help protect our wildlife to prevent them from dwindling in numbers and from getting extinct,” she said yesterday.

“There is only one Sumatran rhino left in Sabah, which is a female named Iman.

“Time is running out to save the species as well as other endangered wildlife,” Liew added.

She will be leading a delegation to Indonesia after Hari Raya to discuss how to save the near-extinct Sumatran rhino in Sabah.