The “Bridge to Extinction’ in Sabah has been Cancelled. Hallelujah!

The “Bridge to Extinction’ in Sabah has been Cancelled. Hallelujah!

Ladies and gentlemen, chalk one up for conservationism in Malaysia. And a big one too: The government of Sabah has decided to scrap the construction of a controversial bridge over the Kinabatangan River inside the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Many locals had been campaigning for the new 250m bridge, insisting it would…

Save Sabah from losing its Biodiversity

Save Sabah from losing its Biodiversity

Sabah is a hotspot of biodiversity, but the state is losing much of that very biodiversity, and fast. In fact, Sabah’s wildlife is already a mere shadow of its former self because of destructive human activities. Many local politicians openly acknowledge that much. Among them is Pang Nyuk Ming, assistant…

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…

Lower Kinabatangan fire raises Alarms

Lower Kinabatangan fire raises Alarms

The cloud of smoke billowing over the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah in mid-July looked plenty ominous. For hours on end “blinding smoke enveloped long stretches of the Lower Kinabatangan, which is meant to be Sabah’s prime wildlife watching eco-tourism destination,” reported The Daily Express. It remained uncertain how…