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The return of the Green peafowl

Extinct in the wild for nearly half a century, the Green peafowl is being given another chance in the peninsula, thanks to a re-introduction programme supported by the World Pheasant Association. HILARY CHIEW reports.

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Oman coach Macala ups Gulf Cup final ante

Oman's coach Milan Macala has stirred up Qatar's preparations for the Gulf Cup final by hinting the hosts would not be able to cope with the pressures of Friday's big match.

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Le Havre, Magpies tussle over Nzogbia

French second division club Le Havre have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over what it sees as Newcastle's illegal poaching of one of their players.


Cutting-edge conservationists

Combating the often-shady wildlife trade calls for a great deal of guts, ingenuity and proactive action. StarWeekend finds out how nature conservation group WildAid#8217;s dynamic and hard-line style paves the way in wildlife protection.


Drilling home a vintage message

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad returned to the village in Kedah where it had all begun for him as a politician. But it was not just a trip back to the past given the way the former Prime Minister articulated issues close to his heart, writes JOCELINE TAN who was in Kedah.


All aflutter to save bird sanctuary

WE were advised not to expect flamingos, parrots or ostriches.


Impose heftier fines to deter poachers

From CHEAH CHEE HO of Petaling Jaya, Selangorpredators.


MNS: Don’t buy endangered animals’ body parts

The public has been urged to refrain from buying animal parts of endangered species as this will only encourage poaching.


Group: Buffer zone can help protect wildlife

Wildlife, especially elephants, need adequate buffer zones to protect them from the threats posed by development and poaching. WWF-Malaysia national programme director Dr Dionysius Sharma said it was vital that protected areas in the country provided such buffers between wildlife and human settlements.

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Peruvian Pizarro the hero as Bayern close in on leaders

Bayern Munich reined in Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of a double strike from Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro in his first match in a month.