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Growing up on a diet of wildlife documentaries, movies and TV fare set in Africa, b>N.H. Petra/bmade up her mind that one day, she would go and see the real thing. When she finally did, it was in grand style: a custom-made safari with three children in tow. In this exciting, humourous two part story, she recounts the sights, sounds and smells of camping in Kenya.
The slaughter of two gaurs, an endangered species of wild cattle, in Vietnam has drawn public outrage, writes TRAN DINH THANH LAM.
Another rhinoceros under the captive breeding programme of the Wildlife and National Parks Department in Sungai Dusun died of unknown causes on Sunday - 15 months after the death of a male rhino.
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Traditional Chinese medicine has become popular in the West but many are not aware that their medicine may be threatening the survival of animals and plants, write EMMA DUNCAN and JAN VERTEFEUILLE.
SCIENTISTS place the origin of the tiger in East Asia from where two major dispersals took place some two million years ago. From the north-west, tigers migrated through woodlands and along river systems into south-west Asia.
When a research team led by a tenacious Japanese scientist went into uncharted terrain in Taman Negara for the first ecological study of tigers in Malaysia, little did they know that they would be in for a gruelling expedition that stretched them to the limits - physically and mentally. Many adventures and almost three years later, they emerged from the woods bearing good news: our national park is a relatively safe haven for the endangered tiger.
I>TAMIL NESAN/Iurged the Government to take stern action to put a stop to rampant killing of protected wildlife in the country.
P. TOH of Penang hopes the authorities would act firmly to put a stop to the illegal animal trade.
Indonesian forests constitute one of the world#8217;s megacentres of biological diversity. However, these forests #8211; 10% of the world#8217;s remaining tropical forests, second largest to Brazil #8211; are being increasingly degraded, leaving ever fewer natural resources and causing significant ecological damage.