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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.
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?
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.
The bad guys of the Thai jungles are giving up poaching to become legitimate animal trackers, writes VIJAY JOSHI.
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.
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.
Rare macaws are in peril as the Guatemalan jungle shrinks, GREG BROSNAN reports.