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The Javan rhinoceros, which is among the most critically endangered species in Indonesia, is under threat from natural disasters and inbreeding as a result of its small population, the staff of Ujung Kulon National Park in Banten have warned.
While it may seem fun and harmless, it is often extremely stressful for the animals and in some cases amounts to animal cruelty.
Eight hatchlings from one of the world’s rarest crocodile species have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, raising hopes for its continuing survival in the wild.
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): A research team of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment (MoE) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has discovered eight hatchlings of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile in northeastern Mondulkiri province for the first time in over a decade, a joint statement said on Tuesday (Sept 21).
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prolonged drought and minimum daily temperatures are factors that trigger intermittent mass flowering in the country, says a Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) study.
A TOTAL of 605 complaints on human-elephant conflicts have been received by Johor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) from six districts in the state since 2015.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recent reclassification of the Komodo dragon, a species endemic to Indonesia, as “endangered” should provide a stronger impetus for the protection of its habitat, activists and experts have said.
GEORGE TOWN: Monitor lizards are important cleaners of the environment, for they scavenge carcasses before they can rot and yield harmful pathogens.
BUTTERWORTH: The crocodile – almost four meters long and an estimated 500kg – caught in Penang was most likely an “interstate traveller”, said Malaysian Nature Society adviser D. Kanda Kumar.