Foreign Poachers are on the Loose in Sabah

Foreign Poachers are on the Loose in Sabah

Two pygmy elephants and a hundred sea turtles. These are just the latest victims of poachers in Sabah. Conservationists and government officials are duly outraged at the continuing slaughter of the state’s endangered wildlife. “The recent discovery of hundreds of turtle bone fragments and turtle carcasses floating in the sea…

Being like Sun Bears for a Day or Two

Being like Sun Bears for a Day or Two

Youngsters love animals and they love getting down and dirty outdoors. So what better way to engage them in environmental causes than by combining these pursuits? That’s what the annual Environmental Education Race (EERace) in Sabah has set out to do. Organized by the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) under the…

Sabah’s forest Wardens will be Armed

Sabah’s forest Wardens will be Armed

Some of Sabah’s mangrove forests are now protected under armed guard. The proliferation of firearms is usually not a welcome development, but in this case it is a necessary move. Mangrove forests in the northern part of Sabah are routinely raided by foreign interlopers for the bark of a local…