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Asean (Dec 1/ANN): Once abundant across dense tropical forests in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Thailand, the population of Asian Forest Tortoises has fallen sharply after widespread habitat destruction and rampant poaching.
PETALING JAYA: A private Facebook group believed to be based in Johor is allegedly selling banned items, ranging from tiger teeth and bones, and tapir skulls to elephant teeth.
RAJENDRAPUR, Bangladesh (AFP): Newly-hatched tortoises take their first steps at a Bangladesh conservation park, their feet barely visible under hard shells that carry the weight of the species on their backs.
DENGKIL: A group of suspected poachers are believed to have led a luxurious life before authorities arrested them in Operasi Bersepadu Khazanah (OBK), an integrated operation to weed out wildlife smugglers.
KOTA KINABALU: One of the state’s dense forest reserves – Tabin in Lahad Datu – has been found to be vulnerable to poaching activities, says Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.
KOTA KINABALU: A week-long crackdown by authorities at Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, revealed the reserve to be a hotbed for poaching, says Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.
KOTA KINABALU: The death of Iman, Malaysia’s last Sumatran rhino, is a desperate wake-up call to all, says World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah needs to do more to protect the wildlife and environment, says the Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC).
KOTA KINABALU: The death of Iman, Malaysia's last Sumatran rhino, is a desperate wake-up call to all, and a reminder that nature is not invincible.
Pekanbaru (Indonesia): A Sumatran elephant was found decapitated with its tusks ripped off in an apparent poaching of the critically endangered subspecies, an Indonesian conservation official said.