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Lifestyle 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hanging on

Found exclusively on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, orang utans may well be facing extinction in the wild as their habitat continues to shrink, leaving them vulnerable to starvation and poaching. An estimated 13,000 orang utans remain in Sabah today but they may all disappear over the next 20 years unless serious efforts are taken to protect these unique primates.

Lifestyle 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strange and elusive

Reports that the tapir is still relatively abundant in Malaysian forests is good news but will the numbers of this little-studied animal stay that way?

Nation 25 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government to stick to decision on relocating gorillas

The Government will stick to its decision to send the confiscated gorillas to the South African zoo in Pretoria if it does not receive new information advising otherwise from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) secretariat.

Education 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

A look at directed writing

SPM English with Audrey Lim: Lesson Two

Lifestyle 12 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

From poacher to protector

The bad guys of the Thai jungles are giving up poaching to become legitimate animal trackers, writes VIJAY JOSHI.

Nation 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big step for Lady’s Slipper

The Society of Regional Environmental Awareness of Cameron Highlands (Reach) is hopeful that the Lady's Slipper Orchid - thought to be extinct here - can be replanted in a new site within the next three years if all goes well with its pilot orchid replanting project here.

Nation 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Another home proposed for baby gorillas

The Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (Pasa) has urged Malaysia to reconsider its recent decision to transfer the four baby gorillas to a zoo in Pretoria, South Africa, arguing that it does nothing to discourage the illegal trade in endangered great apes.

Lifestyle 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Macaw magic

Rare macaws are in peril as the Guatemalan jungle shrinks, GREG BROSNAN reports.

Nation 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wildlife faces threat of poaching

The number of wild animals and exotic fish in the Endau-Rompin National Park is decreasing following a rise in poaching activities by hunters and anglers.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pachyderm parade

One of the world's most fascinating and certainly amusing sights in Sri Lanka is the famous daily parade of elephants from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, writes KEE HUA CHEE. The centre ranks as one of the world's finest conservation and education places for pachyderms.