Tusks seized in Kalimantan may have come from two dead Jumbos in Sabah

Tusks seized in Kalimantan may have come from two dead Jumbos in Sabah

As often, science can come to the rescue. This time for determining whether pygmy elephant tusks seized a few days ago in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, belonged to two male pachyderms that were recently killed in Sabah. Indonesian officials stopped a woman who was carrying five elephant tusks in Nunukan in North Kalimantan last week, and Malaysian officials…

Conservationist Decries planned ‘Bridge to Extinction’ in Sabah

Conservationist Decries planned ‘Bridge to Extinction’ in Sabah

A new bridge and a new road. They might be a boon in most places, but not in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, where any new infrastructure will likely pose a clear and present danger to resident animals. And so conservationists have duly raised the alarm about the prospect of a controversial new bridge and…

A Pregnant Female Tiger is Killed in a Road Accident

A Pregnant Female Tiger is Killed in a Road Accident

Barely a week seems to go by these days with yet more bad news about Malaysia’s beleaguered wild tigers. First came news of the death of a tiger at the hands of three poachers in Terengganu. Then came word of a blatant case of wildlife trafficking with a man carrying…

Borneo’s Massive Ecological Experiment

Borneo’s Massive Ecological Experiment

One of the largest ecological experiments in recorded history is being conducted in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.  It has to do with three hot-button issues – palm oil, deforestation, and biodiversity – and it hopes to find a way to point them all in the direction of sustainability. Launched in 2010,…