Sabah’s Wildlife Laws get more Bite

Sabah’s Wildlife Laws get more Bite

A simple rule of wildlife conservation is this: if you want to protect endangered animals, you need to impose severe penalties on poachers and traffickers so they will think twice before committing crimes. That is why it’s such welcome news that legislators in Sabah have decided to increase penalties for…

Three Poachers are Arrested for Killing Endangered Malayan Tiger

Three Poachers are Arrested for Killing Endangered Malayan Tiger

It was too late for the tiger, but Malaysian authorities pounced just in time to arrest its killers, three poachers, in the Kemaman district of Terengganu in late January. The three Malaysian men, all in their 50s, had killed the Malayan tiger, seeking to sell its body parts for RM10,000….

Malaysian Zoos in Violation of Wildlife Conservation Act

Malaysian Zoos in Violation of Wildlife Conservation Act

According to a recent article in Free Malaysia Today, there is not one zoo in Malaysia that fully complies with the country’s Wildlife Conservation Act. Today, every Malaysian zoo features iron bars, cement enclosures, dirty cages and profoundly unhappy animals. A large number of personal accounts describe unfortunate family experiences…