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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.

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.

AseanPlus News 23 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

'Hunt on for 'Veerappan's 'hidden 'treasure'

The death of India's bandit king has sparked a treasure hunt for his fabulous wealth believed to be stashed in secret caves and tree holes deep inside a forest, officials said.

Nation 04 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group: Buffer zone can help protect wildlife

Wildlife, especially elephants, need adequate buffer zones to protect them from the threats posed by development and poaching. WWF-Malaysia national programme director Dr Dionysius Sharma said it was vital that protected areas in the country provided such buffers between wildlife and human settlements.

Nation 06 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

MNS: Don’t buy endangered animals’ body parts

The public has been urged to refrain from buying animal parts of endangered species as this will only encourage poaching.

Nation 16 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bird sanctuary under threat

The return of the tin mining industry to the Kinta Valley is good news for tin miners, but it is not so for the Kinta Nature Park bird sanctuary here.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bad times for India’s working elephants

Since his elephant Ramu died last week, a distraught Dharanidhar Bhumiz has been unable to sleep. Ramu was one of three bull elephants Bhumiz kept in the dusty village of Da Pam, 170km north of Guwahati, in north-eastern India. He died after breaking his hind leg and suffered a severe bout of a parasitic infection.

Nation 09 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wildlife enforcement officers get more powers

Wildlife enforcement officers have been given powers to make arrest outside their jurisdiction in a bid to clamp down on poaching and smuggling.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Well-known poacher nabbed

Cambodian authorities have arrested and charged a well-known tiger hunter, who wildlife experts believe is responsible for the deaths of at least 20 tigers, a court official said on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bollywood boost for threatened Bengal tigers

India's endangered Royal Bengal tigers have found a new friend in Bollywood which released yesterday an action movie that takes up wildlife conservation issues.