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A stand of Chinese swamp cypress (Glyptostrobus pensilis), a very rare tree species, has been found in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Park in central Laos, sparking global attention.
While the white-rumped shama is the most trafficked songbird, other Malaysian species are also catching the eye of enthusiasts and being illegally trapped and sold.
A fowl trade on the rise is emptying forests in Malaysia and the region of the lovely sounds of the murai batu as poachers catch them to sell to Indonesian bird enthusiasts.
KOTA KINABALU: There is a need to work with industries outside protected areas to ensure orang utan in Borneo, now surviving in mixed landscapes, can thrive in the long run, say experts.
An escaped tiger that killed a keeper at a zoo on Borneo island has been captured alive after a day on the loose, police said.
HOME seekers’ priorities are changing as Malaysia strives towards a new norm following the Covid-19 outbreak and resulting lockdowns. Chief among these is demand for outdoor spaces and a connection to nature.
KOTA KINABALU: The recent sighting of four killer whales or orca in waters around Sabah’s famed Pulau Sipadan has reinforced Semporna’s importance for marine mammals.
KOTA KINABALU: A relatively rare sighting of four killer whales or orcas in waters around Sabah’s famed Pulau Sipadan reinforces the importance of the Semporna region for marine mammals and provides valuable data on marine mammal studies in the area.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Monday (Feb 1)