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To save the Malayan tiger, poachers could be shot on sight

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.


Say you love someone (and Mother Earth) the green way on Valentine’s Day

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.


For peat’s sake!

Swamp forests provide us with many valuable but hidden services, including water supply, flood control, haze prevention, food and tourism.


Meet the lady with a Jumbo mission

We have our own version of National Geographic in Borneo, where one passionate woman is working to save the elephants.


Universiti Malaya aims for zero waste

Universiti Malaya maximises recycling to minimise its waste.


Bears, and tourists, learn new tricks to reduce conflict in park

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.


No solution to coal

China’s answer to carbon emissions from its expanding coal use has a downside.


Africa's wildlife encircled

Campaigners have managed to keep the Congo national park free from drilling just as protected sites elsewhere are being cravenly redrawn.


Looking for water

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.


Keeping tabs on taps

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”.