Fire Tears through a Sarawak Forest. Time to Worry

Fire Tears through a Sarawak Forest. Time to Worry

Here we go again: yet another forest fire. A flash fire that started on February 21 in Sarawak devastated at least 200 hectares of forest in the northern part of the state within the space of a single day. The flames, which continue to rage, have already destroyed precious natural resources,…

Water-borne Disease Takes its Toll in Sarawak

Water-borne Disease Takes its Toll in Sarawak

An elderly woman living in Sungai Koyan has succumbed to a disease caused by water-borne bacteria. The likely culprit behind this latest fatality: water pollution. Epe Let, a resident of the community of Uma Juman in Sungai Asap village in Sarawak, died of melioidosis, an infectious disease triggered by Burkholderia pseudomallei…

Sarawak Forest Parks get a Facelift

Sarawak Forest Parks get a Facelift

Facilities and amenities at national parks in the Malaysian state of Sarawak are about to get an upgrade.  The move continues a statewide push to attract more tourism in 2016, and will highlight the region’s natural beauty for visitors from around the world. The Malaysian state of Sarawak has long been…

SAVE Rivers wins Nationwide Civil Society Award

SAVE Rivers wins Nationwide Civil Society Award

SAVE Rivers, a community organization aimed at protecting the people and mega-diverse ecologies surrounding rivers in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, has just been recognized for its social and environmental efforts.  Awarded the nationwide accolade for civil society organizations, SAVE Rivers will take home RM 5,000 (US $1,152), and a…

Comprehensive New Protections Announced for Orangutans in Malaysia

Comprehensive New Protections Announced for Orangutans in Malaysia

Chief Minister of Malaysian state Sarawak, Adenan Bin Satem, recently announced detailed plans to protect critically endangered orangutans and other wildlife under his jurisdiction. Video of Chief Minister announcing protections. Sarawak, Eastern Malaysia has been the scene of great environmental destruction for many years. Considered one of the 12 most…