Monthly Archives: August 2011

Malaysia national holiday snared by poachers

Original posting at http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?201451/Malaysia-national-holiday-snared-by-poachers  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Fresh snares set for tigers have been discovered by WWF-Malaysia’s monitoring team only a short distance from the country’s East-West Highway, a major road that connects Peninsular Malaysia’s northeast to its northwest.  The discovery came just less than a month after the release of ‘On Borrowed Time’, […]

Illegal poaching in forest reserves raises concern

Original posting at http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20110828-296610.html The Star/Asia News Network Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 Above: A camera-trip image showing a three-footed Malayan sun bear, which could have been caught in one of the snares (inset) found by WWF-Malaysia. By Lee Yen Mun PETALING JAYA – Poachers are getting more cunning and efficient, and many quarters are questioning […]

Evidence mounting on snared sun bears

The three-footed sun bear reported at The Bornean Post recently is not the first of its kind. The photo of this three-footed sun bear was captured by camera traps set by WWF Malaysia Team in the forest of Belum-Temengor Forest Reserve, northern West Malaysia. The bear was another victim of snares set to trap wildlife […]

Poachers still ravaging M’sia’s wildlife

Original posting at: http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/08/27/poachers-still-ravaging-m%E2%80%99sia%E2%80%99s-wildlife/   PETALING JAYA: Fresh snares set for tigers have been discovered by a WWF-Malaysia monitoring team a mere distance away from the East-West highway in the peninsula. The discovery came less than a month after the release of a documentary which highlighted the severity of poaching and illegal wildlife trade in […]

Sun bear talk in Sandakan

Please join me at a public talk on sun bear conservation in Sandakan, Sabah on August 23rd, 2011. The talk is host by The Sabah Society, Sandakan Branch: Title: The status, ecology, and conservation of Sun Bear in Malaysia. Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Venue: Function Room (Above Cottage Brew), Prima Square, Mile 4, Sandakan   […]

No CONDENSED MILK for HONEY BEAR! (in Chinese)

Original posted at http://sandakantours.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_09.html Text: Jasmine Soon Yean  

Big Dream Little Bears in 90 seconds

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/XlZ03Zy3wjI” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Big Dream Little Bears by Wildhoop Productions. Narrator – Dr Audrey Low. Director, Editor – Howard Jackson. Borneo sun bears are the most endangered, least studied and smallest bears on earth. In the rush to harvest the rain-forests of Malaysia these bears are literally fighting to survive.

From jungle to suitcase, Southeast Asia’s wildlife faces a bleak future

Repost from http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/from-jungle-to-suitcase-southeast-asias-wildlife-faces-a-bleak-future/story-e6frg6z6-1226108592780 From jungle to suitcase, Southeast Asia’s wildlife faces a bleak future Sian Powell From: The Australian August 06, 2011 12:00AM A panther seized from luggage at Bangkok airport. Picture: AFP/Ho/Freeland Foundation Source: AFP FOUR leopard cubs, a sunbear cub, a marmoset and a baby gibbon: just some of the menagerie found in […]

How to fight organized wildlife crime in East Asia

Repost from http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0727-hance_wildlifecrime_seasia.html How to fight organized wildlife crime in East Asia Jeremy Hance mongabay.com July 27, 2011 Slow lorises, like these caged individuals, are imperiled in Southeast Asia for the illegal pet trade. In the wild, traders kill loris parents to take their babies. Pet lorises have their teeth pulled out to make them […]

Malaysian government to launch RSPO rival for palm oil certification

Repost from http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0802-malaysian_palm_oil_standard.html Malaysian government to launch RSPO rival for palm oil certification mongabay.com August 02, 2011 The Malaysian government is developing its own certification system for palm oil production, potentially creating another rival to the certification system run by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), reports Malaysia’s Business Times. Speaking in Australia, Malaysian […]