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Death of another rhino puts pressure on breeding programme

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.

Act tough on poaching, Govt urged

I>TAMIL NESAN/Iurged the Government to take stern action to put a stop to rampant killing of protected wildlife in the country.

Wildlife faces threat of poaching

The number of wild animals and exotic fish in the Endau-Rompin National Park is decreasing following a rise in poaching activities by hunters and anglers.

Seek balance in wildlife law, says top official

THE protection of wild animals and the health of human beings should be given equal priority in the revised version of the Wildlife Conservation Law being drafted, said a legislative official.

‘Orang utan could disappear’

Borneo and Sumatra have lost 91% of its orang utan population over the past 100 years, according to a primatologist, who warns that they would no longer exist in the wild in 20 years if the decline continues.

Panty thief caught red-handed

A 21-year-old Thai computer engineer faces up to five years in prison for poaching used women's underwear and selling them through his Internet website, police said yesterday.

Sandakan boats held for poaching

Fourteen Malaysians aboard four fishing boats have been arrested by Philippine authorities, a military report said Friday.

Rise in Tibetan antelope population

THE number of endangered Tibetan antelopes has risen by almost 50% in some areas of China over recent years, thanks to national conservation measures.

‘Trader gets permit to export ‘pygmy elephants’

A dozen Borneo 'pygmy elephants' of Sabah will find themselves in Chinese and Japanese zoos barely a month after it was confirmed that the animals belonged to a new subspecies.

Thais seize exotic animals from trader

B>BANGKOK:/BThai authorities have arrested a man and seized exotic creatures and animal body parts during a major raid near the capital.