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Rise in Tibetan antelope population

THE number of endangered Tibetan antelopes has risen by almost 50% in some areas of China over recent years, thanks to national conservation measures.

Portsmouth hold Arsenal, Devils up in second spot

Premiership newcomers Portsmouth proved they can live with the big boys by ending Arsenal's winning start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

Sandakan boats held for poaching

Fourteen Malaysians aboard four fishing boats have been arrested by Philippine authorities, a military report said Friday.

New baits to lure bank customers

Black-suited hipsters, hair spiked at rakish angles, await customers. People rea- ding magazines lounge on chairs resembling bent pipe cleaners. A disc jockey spins tunes.

Panty thief caught red-handed

A 21-year-old Thai computer engineer faces up to five years in prison for poaching used women's underwear and selling them through his Internet website, police said yesterday.

‘Orang utan could disappear’

Borneo and Sumatra have lost 91% of its orang utan population over the past 100 years, according to a primatologist, who warns that they would no longer exist in the wild in 20 years if the decline continues.

The last wild frontier

One of the oldest rainforests in the world, Belum straddles northern Perak, stretching up to the Thai border. Largely inaccessible, this last wild frontier in the country is believed to be bristling with flora and fauna, but a recent survey left reseachers puzzled over the low count.

From poacher to protector

The bad guys of the Thai jungles are giving up poaching to become legitimate animal trackers, writes VIJAY JOSHI.

Seek balance in wildlife law, says top official

THE protection of wild animals and the health of human beings should be given equal priority in the revised version of the Wildlife Conservation Law being drafted, said a legislative official.

Gorillas going to Pretoria

Taiping Zoo#8217;s four baby gorillas which were illegally sourced from Nigeria will be sent to a zoo in Pretoria. While the fate of the primates has been determined, will the culprits in the scandal escape scot-free?