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Nation 04 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

New orang utan species found

KOTA KINABALU: A four-year global effort spanning four continents has resulted in the discovery of a new ape species – a feat that is unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

Environment 11 Feb 2016 | 3:48 AM

Climate change ‘forcing species to move’

SYDNEY: Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world’s plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.

Nation 08 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Students find new spider species

KOTA KINABALU: A team of university students have uncovered a new spider species in the Lower Kinabatangan forest along Sabah’s east coast.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2014 | 8:14 PM

Hunch-bat, Zorro snake among new Mekong species

From a hunch-backed bat to a giant flying squirrel, scientists have identified 367 new species in the Greater Mekong area since 2012, according to a new WWF report.

Environment 19 Dec 2017 | 8:22 AM

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

BANGKOK: A Vietnamese ‘crocodile lizard’ and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 16 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Rare Mekong fish species facing extinction, says study

Bangkok: The 4,880km Mekong, South-East Asia’s 10th longest river running through seven countries including Thailand, provides a rich and diverse ecosystem with more than 1,200 species of fish.

World 15 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Scientists create hybrid butterfly species in lab

The laboratory hybrid is nearly identical to a wild species of butterfly in Colombia known as Heliconius heurippa.

Nation 30 Sep 2017 | 3:00 AM

Flying foxes to be upgraded to 'totally protected species'

PETALING JAYA: The endangered Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) will soon be listed as “totally protected species” under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.

Nation 03 Nov 2016 | 3:33 AM

12 new plant species discovered in Sarawak

KUCHING: Twelve new species of plants have been discovered in Sarawak's Batang Ai National Park and Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary.

AseanPlus News 20 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

163 new species found in Greater Mekong region

BANGKOK: A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, conservation group WWF said, adding rapid development in the area, from dams to mines, was threatening wildlife survival.