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Defoe can be Spurs’ new Lineker or Allen, says boss Pleat

New Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is a classic goal poacher in the mould of prolific former Spurs forwards Gary Lineker and Clive Allen, caretaker manager David Pleat said Monday.

Potential in peat swamp

The peat swamp forests of Peninsular Malaysia serve as a giant sponge, soaking water to mitigate floods and filtering pollutants. Home to many of the country#8217;s endangered species, these wetlands are fast shrinking, necessitating the push for an integrated management plan to preserve our diverse natural heritage.

Cousin gibbon full of grace

Whilst in Phuket, southern Thailand, I thought I'd visit some biological cousins in a rehabilitation sanctuary. I am talking about gibbons, our distant relatives. We humans are classified as primates, the same biological order as the apes, monkeys, tarsiers and lemurs, writes Liz Price.

Saha transfer saga

The jostle for Louis Saha#8217;s signature is not only a tussle between Chelsea and Manchester United for one of English football#8217;s hottest strikers but an acrimonious tussle for Premiership bragging rights. FOOTBALLCHANNEL.COM follows the transfer drama and tries to put the pieces together.

India begins census of Royal Bengal tigers

B>CALCUTTA:/BWildlife workers in eastern India have begun counting endangered Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest straddling the Indian-Bangladesh border.

Behind the rhino deaths

IN RESPONSE to the various articles and letters #8211; some very critical, erroneous, and prejudiced #8211; that have appeared recently in the newspapers about the rhino deaths at the Sungai Dusun Sumatran Rhino Conservation Centre, the Malaysian Rhino Foundation, the International Rhino Foundation and I personally believe that some facts and clarifications are in order.

Futile effort

A rhino expert who once led the Malaysian rhino captive breeding programme has now called for it to be stopped. TAN CHENG LI has the story.

Let death of rhinos be a lesson

From SHAHRIMAN ONN, Shah Alam.

Divided over breeding plan

The recent deaths of all five rhinoceroses in a Malaysian wildlife sanctuary have raised questions: Should we continue keeping rhinos in captivity or are they better off in the wild? And should we abandon captive breeding programmes which have yet to produce results and accept the fact that Man just cannot tinker with rhino reproduction?

Van Nistelrooy takes leaf out of Law’s book

Ruud van Nistelrooy closed in on Denis Law's European scoring record for Manchester United with a display of goal-poaching against Rangers on Tuesday that came straight out of the Scot's own handbook.