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Lifestyle 19 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Africa’s dilemma in wildlife conservationism

For a continent that is synonymous with sprawling safaris, wildlife conservation seems to be at a crossroads for several African countries, writes HILLARY CHIEW.

Nation 18 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Taiwanese trawler held for poaching sinks after catching fire

A Taiwanese fishing vessel detained for poaching in waters off Layang Layang Island sank after a fire broke out on board while it was being escorted back to the island here.

Business 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Scent of a successful woman

For the past 10 years, Mandy Tang has focused her attention on building up sales and creating a more visible presence for her company's products in the Malaysian retail industry.

Lifestyle 12 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Shackled by red tape

AFTER being around for nearly 30 years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) itself risks being endangered due to its ineffectiveness in controlling trade in thousands of species, absence of political will and diverging views on deriving benefits from wildlife.

Lifestyle 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Species to save

The 13th Conference of Parties (CoP13) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species opened in Bangkok last Saturday, with participants all set to deliberate on some 50 proposals to update trade rules. HILARY CHIEW looks into the arguments in support of the listing of several species.

Lifestyle 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

To curb a voracious appetite

SOME of the world's rarest species are being pushed towards extinction to satisfy the growing demand from specialist collectors for increasingly exotic pets.

Lifestyle 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

New lease of life

Herculean protection efforts have pulled several iconic species from the brink of extinction, writes MICHAEL MATHES.

Lifestyle 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Saving Redang’s green turtles

AT THE brink of losing its iconic leatherback turtle to extinction, the Terengganu state government made a much-awaited decision last week - three major nesting sites on Pulau Redang, Terengganu, will be gazetted as turtle sanctuaries.

Lifestyle 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Killer in the flash

INDONESIAN environmental watchdog Walhi has filed a suit against the Indonesian Government for failing to protect a Sumatran forest, the destruction of which is said to have caused flash floods which killed some 200 people last November.

AseanPlus News 15 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Cremated’ orangutans found alive

Police have found dozens of rare orangutans that a scandal-hit private zoo claimed had been cremated after dying from pneumonia, according to reports yesterday.