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When a research team led by a tenacious Japanese scientist went into uncharted terrain in Taman Negara for the first ecological study of tigers in Malaysia, little did they know that they would be in for a gruelling expedition that stretched them to the limits - physically and mentally. Many adventures and almost three years later, they emerged from the woods bearing good news: our national park is a relatively safe haven for the endangered tiger.
Another rhinoceros under the captive breeding programme of the Wildlife and National Parks Department in Sungai Dusun died of unknown causes on Sunday - 15 months after the death of a male rhino.
THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.
No bird is too far away to look at if you have a digiscope. The #8216;father of digiscoping#8217; talks to CHRISTINA KOH.
MARKED poverty triggered by the Asian meltdown has fuelled a burgeoning trade in wild animals in Indonesia, where an orangutan costs less than RM900 and rare birds the price of a meal. Endangered species are threatened with near extinction, and habitats are being torn apart. Yet there is little the government can - or will - do about it.
A DISUSED cement factory is being rebuilt as China#8217;s first art museum specialising in art works relevant to environmental protection in south China#8217;s Guangdong province.
TAIWAN authorities slapped a ban on the free distribution of disposable polystyrene tableware and plastic bags last Wednesday despite an outcry from the industry.