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Highly-prized dragon fish facing extinction

The expensive yet much sought after wild Malaysian Golden Arowana is facing extinction.


The painful truth

It's a torturous life for Asiatic black bears which are kept in inhumane conditions in farms and milked daily for their bile. But a rescue campaign has saved the black bears from a slow, agonising death.

Other Sport

Football: Barca win again

Runaway Spanish league leaders Barcelona moved another step closer to retaining their La Liga crown on Saturday with a 2-1 win at city rivals Espanyol, Samuel Eto'o poaching his 18th goal in as many games to make it 15 straight wins for the Catalan club.


Better terms for nurses needed to generate interest



Ukraine 'slaves' found on Russian fishing boat - IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russian coastguards have freed two dozen Ukrainian fisherman who had been forced to work in slave-like conditions on a Russian vessel poaching crab in the North Pacific, an international aid agency said on Friday.


To roam free again

One of six seized from a theme park in Malaysia, this orang utan is now in quarantine at a centre in Sumatra. It will undergo rehabilitation and then released into the wild.


Water birds under threat from land clearing

THE 200ha Teluk Ayer Tawar-Kuala Muda coastal area, a favourite spot for migratory birds, is under threat with continuous land clearing in the name of development.


‘Ignorance has led to dwindling number of jumbos’

THAILAND is often cited as the tourist destination to view elephants and many forget that elephants are found in Malaysia's rainforests, too.


Whither the fate of the endangered Malayan rhinoceros

Writes MAK HONG SENG of Kluang.


Strategies & safety procedures

'There are two methods we use for boar hunting,' says hunter Mike Wai, 'stalking or flushing.'