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Malaysia’s Wildlife and National Parks Department is on the front lines of the struggle to stop poachers and smugglers from driving our wildlife into extinction. Its director-general speaks exclusively to The Star about measures he is taking to stem the tide.
Giving a tree will last much longer than flowers. Cook organic meals. Go outdoors. Use recycled materials to make cards. Most of all, love is about memories, not collecting stuff.
Swamp forests provide us with many valuable but hidden services, including water supply, flood control, haze prevention, food and tourism.
We have our own version of National Geographic in Borneo, where one passionate woman is working to save the elephants.
Universiti Malaya maximises recycling to minimise its waste.
The problem of black bears ripping up cars and tents in their search for food has declined following behaviour conditioning for both man and animal.
China’s answer to carbon emissions from its expanding coal use has a downside.
Campaigners have managed to keep the Congo national park free from drilling just as protected sites elsewhere are being cravenly redrawn.
As the weather turns erratic, we can no longer just wait for the rains to fill our rivers. It’s time to look for water elsewhere — like in a sewage treatment plant.
WE have long depended solely on rivers for our water needs. But after our rivers became parched earlier this year, there is now a buzz in the water industry about the “five taps”.