Wildlife Bans must be strictly Enforced

Wildlife Bans must be strictly Enforced

In a move hailed by conservationists as a major milestone, CITES has imposed a total worldwide ban on the sale of pangolins. Does that mean pangolins, including Malaysia’s own Sunda pangolins, are saved? That depends. A ban will only work if it is enforced vigorously in countries like Malaysia. And…

Orang Asli Boost Biodiversity with their Fruit Gardens

Orang Asli Boost Biodiversity with their Fruit Gardens

People cutting down virgin forest and planting orchards in their place – that can’t be good for the local ecosystem, can it? Yet counterintuitive as it may sound, sometimes it can. According to a new study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, by British and Malaysian researchers at The University…