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PETALING JAYA: A total of 126 suspects have been identified and 10 people arrested for their involvement in cybercrimes related to the trading of protected wildlife this year, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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.
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.
PASIR PUTEH: The Region 3 marine police force foiled an attempt to smuggle out 624 exotic animals worth RM241,840 at Kampung Air Tawar in Tok Bali.
MIRI: In yet another wildlife rescue, enforcement officers moved in on a farm located in the Sibu district and seized some two dozen mammals, birds and crocodiles.
MIRI: The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) raided an illegal wildlife farm near Sibu, Sarawak and rescued more than two dozen rare mammals, endangered birds and crocodiles.
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has rescued 553 protected tortoises in two separate raids carried out in Batu Pahat.
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has rescued 553 protected tortoises and turtles during two separate raids in Batu Pahat.
In Malaysia, faithful worshippers of the Nine Emperor Gods are flocking to temples to seek divine help and pray that the gods grant their wishes.
PETALING JAYA: From urban centres to deep jungles, the illegal wildlife trade is a multimillion-ringgit business spread across the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.