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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?
For decades the giant leatherbacks of Rantau Abang in Terengganu were a crowd-puller as nesting females drew tourists by the thousands. But today, the beaches are deserted. The impending extinction of the leatherback has brought scientists and policy makers to examine what went wrong, and start the course to protect other viable turtle species.
Indonesian forests constitute one of the world#8217;s megacentres of biological diversity. However, these forests #8211; 10% of the world#8217;s remaining tropical forests, second largest to Brazil #8211; are being increasingly degraded, leaving ever fewer natural resources and causing significant ecological damage.