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Valuing our apes

THE past few years have seen a dramatic crash in the great apes population, with gorillas facing extinction, and orang utans and chimpanzees becoming increasingly threatened.


Deferment sought

THE biodiversity and tourism development guidelines may be derailed as indigenous peoples and local communities (ILC) are protesting the exclusion of their concern that the guidelines are premature and sought for a deferment of its adoption to the 8th Conference of Parties (COP).


Stopping destructive tourism

The Malaysian perspective of ecotourism needs a makeover, writes DEEPAK GILL, because the industry has a penchant for self-destructive practices.


Cycling for peace

Nature lover, corporate figure and cycling enthusiast DATUK DR. HASHIM ABDUL WAHAB recounts his cycling trip from Seoul to Beijing about two months ago.


A mood of optimism prevails

On this Christmas Day, our CEO Outlook features three entrepreneurs who have reasons for good cheer. They are Tan Sri Chua Hock Chin of Road Builder Bhd, Datin Irene Gan of Reliance Pacific Bhd, and Datuk Liu Thim Soon of Dancom Group.


Eco-tourism best-seller in sector, says minister

Eco-tourism is becoming the 'best-seller' in the sector, said Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.


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Turning point for Mother Earth?

B>T/B>HE number of protected areas (PAs) ballooned to 102,102 sites this year compared with 12,754 sites in 1997. An area greater than the combined land mass of China, South Asia and Southeast Asia covering 18.1 million sqkm or 12.6% of the Earth's land surface is accorded varying degrees of formal protection status.