Critically Endangered Snub-Nosed Monkeys are Saved from Extinction

Critically Endangered Snub-Nosed Monkeys are Saved from Extinction

In 2010, scientists identified an as yet unknown species of snub-nosed monkey in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. The then only known specimen of the newly identified species did not fare that well, though. It had been caught by local hunters in the mountainous state of Kachin and…

Pangolin Traders are Nabbed in Sabah

Pangolin Traders are Nabbed in Sabah

A man and a woman at a parking lot in the town of Donggongon, in Sabah. That seems innocuous enough. Except the pair were there to sell a live pangolin, which is illegal. “They were trying to sell the pangolin to a ‘customer’ at the parking lot, where the transaction…

Poachers pose an Existential Threat to Sabah’s Biodiversity

Poachers pose an Existential Threat to Sabah’s Biodiversity

Unless poachers are stopped once and for all, they will drive several endangered species extinct in Sabah. “If these illegal hunting activities are not checked, the population of the protected and endangered wildlife species in the state will shrink in no time,” Dr Rahimatsah Amat, chief executive of the nonprofit…

Environment Minister Calls on Citizens to Protect Endangered Species

Environment Minister Calls on Citizens to Protect Endangered Species

Wildlife crimes in Malaysia are daily occurrences. Rather, make that thrice daily occurrences. According to official figures, a total of 4,040 such crimes were recorded in a four-year period between 2011 and 2015, amounting to at least three wildlife crimes on average every single day. And that is, of course,…

Undermanned and Underequipped, Wildlife Rangers Soldier On

Undermanned and Underequipped, Wildlife Rangers Soldier On

The only thing that frequently stands between endangered animals and unscrupulous poachers out to snare or kill them is the wildlife ranger. Given that fact, you might reasonably assume that wildlife rangers are treated as prized assets in countries like Malaysia, whose unique ecosystems are facing grave threats to their…