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Exposing horrors of the exotic pet trade

From WONG EE LYNN, Coordinator, Green Living Special Interest Group, Malaysian Nature Society.

Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms about a looming environmental disaster in the remote Amazonian region of Peru where he had settled.

Defend culture but shun violence, pope tells Chile's indigenous Mapuche

TEMUCO, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Wednesday to shun violence, saying unity was the best weapon against "the deforestation of hope," as they struggle to defend their culture and reclaim ancestral lands.

EU attack on small farmers unjust, discriminatory

IT’S a fact. The livelihood of 3.2 million small farmers in Malaysia will be severely impacted by the European Union’s (EU) latest action to ban palm oil biofuels from its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) programme by 2020.

Factbox - Candidate platforms in Chile presidential runoff

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Centre-left Senator Alejandro Guillier and conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera will go head to head in a runoff for Chile's presidency on Sunday, after securing the top two spots in the Nov. 19 first-round vote.

Drones can be used to map NCR land

MIRI: A proposal has been floated to get all indigenous communities in rural Sarawak to use drones to carry out high-tech aerial mappings of disputed Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.

KL Biennale: Concepts of love and artistic discourses

The KL Biennale is a modestly scaled yet heartful attempt at putting the nation on the global art map.

Community maps result of 15 years of effort

KUCHING: The Penans of Baram and Limbang have produced 23 community maps of their ancestral land which they want the state government to recognise.

Factbox - Where Chile's presidential candidates stand on policies

(Reuters) - Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera and center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier will go head to head in a runoff for Chile's presidency next month, after securing the top two spots in Sunday's first-round vote.

Indigenous groups more vocal about native customary rights

North view - By Stephen Then