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Lifestyle 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Disappearing greenery

The Sungai Buloh forest reserve in the midst of urban Petaling Jaya is being whittled away in the name of development. Local residents, concerned that one of the oldest forest reserves in the country may be turned into a concrete jungle, are campaigning for the green lung to be developed into a community forest park.

Business 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Helping others after being through difficult times

DATUK Liew Kee Sin, 45, holds education very close to his heart. As a graduate from Universiti Malaya, he joined a local merchant bank in 1981 and after five years, ventured into property development.

Lifestyle 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seriously flawed

THE report is supposed to forecast the environmental destruction wrought by cutting forests in Kedah and then suggest steps to reduce the damage. Hence its contents will help decide whether the project gets the nod.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Game for the green trail

The Malaysian Nature Society recently organised a nature guide-training programme for its volunteers, writes MEERA SUPRAMANIAM who joined in the fun.

Lifestyle 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Learn to shake, rattle and roll

Compiled by DEEPAK GILL

Nation 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paying lip service to 'green' campaign

While 90% of Malaysians place the environment on the top of their list of concerns, only a third or 30% make any effort to conserve the environment around them, according to a recent international online survey.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Much to lose despite heli-logging

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.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Frog fascination

Frogs and toads are not simple or stupid creatures. In fact these much-maligned animals are escape artists, masters of deception, habitat specialists and most are savvy enough to stay away from humans. While walking in the jungle you are bound to hear the loud choruses of the many fascinating frogs that scuttle in the leaf litter, cling to tree branches or wallow in small pools.

Nation 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Groups welcome freeze on hillside development

Two environmental groups have lauded the Selangor Government's move to immediately freeze all applications for hillside development.

Nation 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MNS: Carry out studies on marine park development

The Malaysian Nature Society wants capacity studies to be carried out for marine parks in view of the rapid development in these areas.