Seeking to End Tiger Poaching in Malaysia

Seeking to End Tiger Poaching in Malaysia

Ending all poaching of Malayan tigers is an august goal, and key players in Malaysian have set out to do just that. Several governmental bodies (including the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Royal Malaysian Police and the Forestry Department) have joined forces with conservationist groups like  WWF-Malaysia to save the nation’s…

Let Hong Kong’s Trash Woes be a Warning

Let Hong Kong’s Trash Woes be a Warning

If you want a cautionary example of wasteful human activities run amok, look no further than Hong Kong. It’s not that residents of the Chinese territory are more wasteful than others in the developed world; rather, it’s that they have run out of space to store their trash. One of…

Borneo’s Orangutans are on the Retreat

Borneo’s Orangutans are on the Retreat

Orangutans in Borneo’s jungles have been facing grim prospects. Relentless deforestation has been depriving them of their traditional habitats. All they can do in the face of encroaching development is to seek refuge in denser vegetation in the hope of staying out of sight and out of harm’s way. Unless…

Earth is undergoing a Mass Extinction

Earth is undergoing a Mass Extinction

Sixty-six million years ago Planet Earth experienced one of the largest mass extinctions in its entire history. Within what counts as a blink of an eye in geological time the dinosaurs, which had ruled the planet for millions of years, died out en masse. Time to brace yourself: we’re experiencing…

More Sharks will be Protected in Sabah

More Sharks will be Protected in Sabah

As elsewhere, so in Sabah too, sharks are increasingly beleaguered, threatened as they are by overfishing and environmental factors. Yet four species of shark will soon enjoy greater protection in the state’s waters. The great hammerhead shark, the smooth hammerhead shark, the winghead shark and the oceanic whitetip shark will…

We must Wean ourselves off Palm Oil

We must Wean ourselves off Palm Oil

Whether we like it or not, palm oil production accounts for a major part of Malaysia’s economy. On the one hand, the industry has generated plenty of income for the country’s economy and created plenty of jobs as well, although most of those jobs are low-skilled and badly paid ones….

Going all Biodegradable in Sabah

Going all Biodegradable in Sabah

Sabah is known for a number of things: its world-renowned biodiversity, its stunningly beautiful landscapes, its diving havens of marine beauty … and its rampant plastic waste. Despite frequent educational campaigns, locals continue littering with wanton abandon. Most of these campaigns, well-intentioned as they have been, have failed to make…

We ‘Need to Protect’ Sabah’s Forests

We ‘Need to Protect’ Sabah’s Forests

The natural environment isn’t something “out there”; rather, it’s an integral part of who we are as a species and as a people. That’s why we must stop destroying forests. By protecting natural habitats for other species, we ultimately protect ourselves. This is the gist of an inspiring speech that…

Heading off on some Jungle Adventures

Heading off on some Jungle Adventures

First, Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski, an award-winning wildlife photographer and television presenter, introduced us to the heroic men and women who are helping save Sabah’s endangered wildlife. He did so in a series of short online documentariesJoin called “Borneo Wildlife Warriors” with stunning camerawork and revealing interviews. Now the intrepid conservationist has…

Food Waste has reached Stunning Proportions in Penang

Food Waste has reached Stunning Proportions in Penang

People in Malaysia waste lots of food. Nothing new about that, of course. At Clean Malaysia we’ve long been issuing warnings and reminders about the wasteful habits of citizens across the country. But here comes another reminder of just how wasteful many Malaysians are when it comes to their food….

Birth control Pills are Turning some Male Fish Transgender

Birth control Pills are Turning some Male Fish Transgender

A lot of the harm we inflict on the environment isn’t on purpose. Rather, it’s a byproduct of our activities. Take global warming. We’ve been burning insane amounts of fossil fuels so as to power our homes, factories and vehicles. Yet as a byproduct of that we’ve been creating a…

Three Turtle Smugglers are Caught

Three Turtle Smugglers are Caught

Three more down, plenty more to go. Two Thais and a Malaysian man have been arrested for trying to smuggle eight rare sulcata tortoises, also known as African spurred tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata), through Malaysia’s border with Thailand. The trio of smugglers, who were between 24 and 28, tried to cross…

A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

Just when we’ve thought that Malaysian officials have managed to successfully roll back international ivory-smuggling syndicates using the country as a transit point, here comes a reminder that ivory smugglers remain relentless and continue to use the country for their nefarious activities. To wit: customs officials in Hong Kong discovered…