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Community 11 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Saving Sarawak’s orang utan

Over the years, man has been forcing the orang utan out of its habitat and the population of this primate began to shrink. But thanks to the Sarawak Government, the Batang Ai National Park and the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Reserve have been set aside for the fast disappearing anthropoid.

Nation 23 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sarawak doing well in extending nature reserves

Sarawak has established a network of protected areas which surpassed the World Conservation Union's requirement of 10% of its total land area, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Community 05 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A land lost in time

IN 1947, a World War II British pilot was heading towards Tawau when he flew over what he thought was a mist-shrouded jungle. But as the cloud dissipated, he found himself encircled by a wall of steep cliffs rising 915m above the jungle floor.

Nation 20 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Maliau Basin to get more protection

KOTA KINABALU: The state Forestry Department plans to expand the protective zone surrounding the Maliau Basin.

Community 06 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ever-changing requirements for tropical timber have Sarawak worried

YOKOHAMA, Japan: Sarawak has voiced its concern over the ever-changing requirements imposed by many importers on the entry of tropical timber into their countries.

Community 28 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Onus on heads of missions to clear misconception about commodity

KUCHING: The country’s heads of missions are urged to assist Sarawak in clarifying the misconception surrounding forestry, conservation and oil palm cultivation in the state highlighted by Western non- governmental organisations (NGOs).

Community 09 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lovers’ haunt of yesteryear

THE Penang Botanic Gardens is 130 years old this year and an old-timer like Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal certainly has a lot of interesting tales to share from his rich experience.

Nation 31 May 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sabah leads the way with two more forest reserves

KOTA KINABALU: With two additional reserves meeting international standards for well-managed forests, Sabah now leads in certified forest coverage in the South-East Asian region.