UN: Coral Reefs will be experiencing annual Mass Bleaching

Malaysia’s stunningly beautiful coral reefs have been at increasing risk of mass bleaching as a result of growing water temperatures. And things, the United Nations warns, are only going to get worse for corals everywhere, Malaysia included. In coming years and decades many reefs will experience not just episodic bleaching once in a while, which is…

Apple is Green; Samsung, not so Much

When it comes to the quality of their products, there is little that separates Apple and Samsung. When it comes to their energy footprints, however, there’s plenty of difference that sets the two hi-tech manufacturing giants apart. That is according to Greenpeace, which has just released a report on how eco-friendly the…

Chickens are Smarter than you Think

Let’s admit it: When most of us think of chickens, we tend to picture a nice chicken dish. Why wouldn’t we? Chickens are, after all, bird-brained creatures whose sole purposes is to give us meat. Or are they? Chickens are shrewd and have their own distinct personalities, according to Lori Marino, a senior scientist at the research initiative…

Poachers and Ivory Smugglers must be Stopped

They’re a persistent lot, are they not? Wildlife traffickers, that is. Malaysian authorities have been stepping up their efforts to clamp down on international smuggling networks that use the country as a regional transit point for the trafficking of ivory from Africa. That, though, has clearly not deterred ivory-smuggling syndicates. And so 2017 has started pretty…

Crocs remain both a Risk and at Risk in Sabah

To cull them or not to cull them –  that remains the question in Sabah, regarding the state’s unruly population of saltwater crocodiles. The reptiles have been protected from being killed by law, but as a result their numbers have increased to such levels that local people living beside croc-infested waters have asked…

Cheetahs, like Tigers, are going Extinct

Among the big cats of the world, it isn’t just tigers that are in serious trouble. Cheetahs, those iconic speedy predators, are “sprinting towards the edge of extinction,” according to a team of experts from the Zoological Society of London, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the conservationist group Panthera. The team’s study shows that only…

You may be Driving Species Extinct

When we think of who is responsible for the depletion of natural resources and the impending extinction of rare species like tigers, we tend to think it’s someone else: poachers, loggers, greedy business folk. But what if we, too, are personally responsible in our own way? According to a new…

China plans to Ban the sale of all Ivory

China says it has decided to ban all domestic trade in ivory by the end of this year. Time to celebrate? Sort of. “China will gradually stop the processing and sales of ivories for commercial purposes by the end of 2017,” the country’s Xinhua news service reported, referring to a government statement….

‘Sabre’ the Elephant has been killed by Poachers in Sabah

Last August a Bornean pygmy elephant made headlines globally thanks to its tusks, which had been growing downwards and backwards, giving the jumbo a sabre-toothed look. Nicknamed “Sabre” by local officials, the adult male elephant helped highlight the wondrous diversity of Sabah’s wildlife. A few months on, Sabre is dead, having been killed by…