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Lifestyle 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia's birds in danger

Deforestation, wetland destruction, hunting and collecting for the pet trade are pushing Asia#8217;s birds closer to extinction. More than 100 sites crucial for the survival of the region#8217;s 324 threatened bird species remain unprotected, prompting conservationists to launch a blueprint to save these endangered birds.

Nation 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Residents: It's the result of trees making way for houses

Residents of housing estates near the site of Wednesday's rockfall have more to worry about than just the short-term inconvenience caused by the partial closure of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).

AseanPlus News 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Death toll in Indon flood rises to 132

B>JAKARTA:/BFive more bodies were discovered in Indonesia's North Sumatra province yesterday, bringing to 132 the number of people killed in a flash flood five days ago blamed on illegal logging in the province, an official said.

Lifestyle 25 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pageants teach you a lot

Second-year law student Carolyn Shailaja Perera, 23, is the editor of her college magazine and was an 'accidental' entry in the recently concluded Miss MalaysiaIndian 2003 pageant. Anti-'beauty' contests at one time, she's now a believer in the 'different-approach'.

Education 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Raising children of the forest

CAN you imagine a future without forests? Horrors! To prevent this from happening, the Children Forest Program (CFP) was recently jointly launched by the Organisation for International, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA-International) and SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) (SMKBUD) in Petaling Jaya.

Lifestyle 30 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strange and elusive

Reports that the tapir is still relatively abundant in Malaysian forests is good news but will the numbers of this little-studied animal stay that way?

Lifestyle 22 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pawn in a game

SHARIL DEWA goes through the latest reads on the bookshelves.

Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Looking to the river

B>JAKARTA:/BMany eyebrows might have been raised when, a few days ago, the city administration made public its plan to #8220;revitalise#8221; Jakarta's rivers and waterways for transportation purposes.