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Scientists tag female leopard cat with satellite collar to track movements
KOTA KINABALU: Scientists have tagged a wild female leopard cat with a satellite collar during a night survey in Kinabatangan in hopes of better understanding the...
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Volunteers make toys and bring cheer to animals in wildlife park
KOTA KINABALU: Rescued animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park were given new toys by volunteers from among AirAsia staff in seven countries and conservation...
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Male elephants may be evolving 'tuskless' to survive poaching
KOTA KINABALU - Hunted for their tusks, the Borneo pygmy elephant may be evolving without tusks in Sabah's wild.
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Male jumbos may be evolving 'tuskless' to survive poaching
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hunted for their tusks, the Borneo pygmy elephant may be evolving without their tusks in Sabah's wild.
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Animals at wildlife park get a boost from volunteers
KOTA KINABALU: Animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, many of which were rescued and placed there for rehabilitation, can be seen playing around with their new toys, thanks to a group of volunteers who came over the weekend.
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Jumbos losing their tusks
KOTA KINABALU: Hunted for their tusks, the Borneo pygmy elephant may be evolving without their tusks in Sabah’s wild.
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Rare Bornean banteng falling victim to traps
KOTA KINABALU: The banteng, the wild cattle of Borneo, are not just being poached but increasingly turning up as bycatch in snares set for other animals, say conservation...
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Sabah's banteng in grave danger from hunters, snares
KOTA KINABALU: There is an urgent need to control poaching in all habitats that sustain the banteng to prevent the loss of the species, say the Sabah Wildlife...
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Tiger, the orang utan, to be returned to the wild again
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wildlife guardians are not giving up on plans to return Tiger, rehabilitated orang utan, to the wild after its high-profile release in October last year into...
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Hype about orang utan’s release but not his return
KOTA KINABALU: Animal rights activists are calling for more transparency by the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre, especially over its silence with the...
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Mind the forests, wildlife expert tells Sabah as Indonesia plans capital shift
KOTA KINABALU: A wildlife expert has urged Sabah to tread carefully in any upgrades in connectivity with Indonesia following news that the country intends to relocate its capital from Jakarta to the p...
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Anti-poaching unit trained and ready
Trainees with certificates and trainers on the last day of the special unit training at IPS.
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Out to get poachers: Sabah wildlife, forests now protected by special ranger unit
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 28 — A specially-trained ranger unit is now ready for deployment into Sabah’s forests as the state battles against increased wildlife poaching worries.
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Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme
KOTA KINABALU: A wildlife reproduction expert from Berlin will be coming to Sabah next month to assist in the egg extraction process from Iman, Malaysia’s sole surviving female Sumatran rhinoceros.
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Sabah seeks German expertise in rhino captive breeding
KUNDASANG: Sabah is seeking a German expert for a Rhino captive breeding programme to be jointly undertaken with Indonesia, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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At a dirty ‘mini-zoo’ travellers throw coins at turtles for luck
KOTA KINABALU: Living in filthy conditions, a captured crocodile and several turtles have become an attraction at a restaurant on the Kimanis-Keningau road, about 65km from here.
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Study to see if squatters areas can to be gazetted at ‘kampungs’ – Jaujan
Jaujan (second right) with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal at the state assembly.
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Sabah Wildlife Dept ready to accept complaints, reports via hotline, online
KOTA KINABALU: The public may now forward any inquiries, reports or complaints to the Sabah Wildlife Department through phone call or online.
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Sabah Wildlife Department opens 24-hour complaints hotline
The public may now forward any inquiries, reports or complaints to the Sabah Wildlife Department through phone call or online.
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Sabah Wildlife Dept sets up 24-hour hotline, online site for complaints
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 6 — The public may now forward any inquiries, reports or complaints to the Sabah Wildlife Department through phone call or online.
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The long trek back for Sabah’s sun bears
KOTA KINABALU: Two months ago, a singer made headlines after she was found to be keeping a sun bear illegally in her condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
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Sabah offers rhino’s eggs to Indonesia
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is offering the eggs of its last remaining female Sumatran rhino Iman for fertilisation with male rhinos from Indonesia, says Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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Sabah urges Indonesian collaboration to stop Sumatran rhino extinction
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is offering the eggs of its last remaining female Sumatran rhino Iman to be used for the fertilisation attempts with Indonesia's male rhino.
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Suspect detained in Indonesia with ivory smuggled in from Sabah 'still in shock'
KOTA KINABALU: Indonesian authorities have been unable to glean more information from a suspect who was detained with a shipment of ivory as he is still in a "state of shock" since his arrest on July 9
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Two-headed green turtle dies
The two-headed green turtle.
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Two-headed turtle dies days after hatching
KUALA LUMPUR • The birth of a two-headed baby turtle in Malaysia captivated conservationists, but it survived only a few days after being discovered.
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Two-headed turtle hatched in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: A two-headed baby turtle has been born in Malaysia, captivating conservationists, but it only survived a few days after being discovered.
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Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia captivates conservationists
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A two-headed baby turtle has been born in Malaysia, captivating conversationists, but it only survived a few days after being discovered.
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Rare two-headed turtle dies 72 hours after hatching
A rare two-headed green turtle that found Internet fame and amazed conservationists has died.
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Rare two-headed turtle dies 72 days after hatching
KOTA KINABALU: A rare two-headed green turtle that found Internet fame and amazed conservationists has died.
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Orang utan numbers drop as much as 30 per cent in Malaysian palm oil estate forests, says WWF
KUALA LUMPUR - Orang utan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent in 15 years, but the overall population of the sp...
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Orangutan numbers drop as much as 30 pct in Sabah palm oil estate forests – WWF
WWF says orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent in 15 years, but the overall population of the species in...
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Orangutan numbers down by 30% in Sabah palm oil estates, says WWF
KUALA LUMPUR: Orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in Sabah fell as much as 30% in 15 years, but the overall population of the species in the area is stable, World Wide Fu...
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WWF: Orangutan numbers drop as much as 30pc in Malaysian palm oil estate forests
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent in 15 years, but the overall population ...
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Orang utan numbers drop as much as 30 per cent in Malaysian palm oil estate forests, says WWF
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Orang utan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent in 15 years, but the overall population ...
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Sabah orangutan numbers fall in forests 'within oil palm landscapes'
The orangutan population in forest patches located at areas containing oil palm plantations in Sabah have dwindled over the past 15 years, a survey by WWF-Malaysia has found.
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Two-headed turtle hatchling surprises conservationists
The two-headed turtle found in Mabul.
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Rare two-headed turtle found in Semporna
SEMPORNA: The rare sight of a two-headed turtle hatchling has left turtle conservationists in amazement, as it emerged from a green turtle nest at Pulau Mabul near here on Monday (July 15).
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Two-headed baby turtle hatches in Sabah’s Mabul Island
KOTA KINABALU, July 16 — Marine scientists and wildlife enthusiasts here were stunned and delighted when a two-headed green turtle hatchling emerged from the sand at the Mabul Turtle Hatchery in Mab...
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Wildlife Rescue Unit praised for rescuing juvenile clouded leopard
A WRU Ranger rescuing the tranquilised clouded leopard at Kg Perancangan in Ranau yesterday.
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Clouded leopard rescued from village
KOTA KINABALU: A male juvenile clouded leopard, believed to be separated from its mother, was rescued at a village in Ranau district.
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Sabah hopes to get more info from Indonesia on smuggled jumbo tusks
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is hoping to get more details from its Indonesian counterparts on how an estate worker managed to buy 10 elephant tusks in Lahad Datu and smuggled them out of the state.
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Juvenile clouded leopard successfully rescued in Ranau
KOTA KINABALU: A male juvenile clouded leopard, believed to have become separated from its mother, was rescued at a village in Ranau district early Saturday (July 12) morning.
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Indonesia seizes 10 'dowry' elephant tusks smuggled in from Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Indonesian Customs officials have seized 10 elephant tusks that were being smuggled by an estate worker into Kalimantan.
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Pygmy elephant donated to US is now pregnant
KOTA KINABALU: The pygmy elephant that Sabah donated to a zoo in the United States is expecting her first calf.
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Borneo pygmy elephant in Oregon Zoo expecting a calf
KOTA KINABALU: The only Borneo pygmy elephant in a North American zoo is pregnant.
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Orang-utan named ‘Christina Liew’
SUKAU: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew toured parts of the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary on her maiden trip here by boat from Sandakan on Thursday.
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Sabah to create state wildlife policy
The Introductory Workshop jointly organised by the Sabah Wildlife Department and WWF-Malaysia. KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment kickstarted its efforts to create a Saba...
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Engineer gives RM1mil to set up pangolin sanctuary
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Pango­lin Sanctuary and Research Institute (Sapsari), to be based in Tawau, received RM1mil from retired Malaysia-born, US-­based engineer Peter Chan who first mooted the idea for the institute.
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US-based founder of pangolin research centre, sanctuary needs public help
KOTA KINABALU: Animal loving engineer Peter Chan has come to Sabah to initiate the setting up of a pangolin research centre and sanctuary, but he would need the public’s assistance to keep the programme afloat.
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Pangolin sanctuary to kick off in Sabah thanks to RM1 mil donation from retired engineer
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will soon see a sanctuary for pangolins following the inking of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the state government and a retired Malaysian-born engineer here today.
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Sabah identified as potential site for pangolin research, conservation efforts
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has been identified as a potential site for pangolin research and conservation efforts and a research site will be set up in Tawau district soon.
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OAUK donates three 4WDs to Sabah Wildlife Dept
Sue (right) presenting the replica key to Augustine as Christina (second right) looks on.
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UK NGO presents 3 vehicles to Sabah wildlife rescue unit
KOTA KINABALU: The Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), under the Sabah Wildlife Department, today received three fully-modified 4-wheel-drive Toyota vehicles to carry out its work.
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Juvenile elephant initially thought dead released back into jungle
KOTA KINABALU: A seriously injured juvenile male pygmy elephant thought to be already dead in May has been nurtured to reasonable health and released back into the wild.
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Some harvest bird’s nests with hatchlings still inside
Jaujan (centre) being briefed on the process of cleaning swiftlet nests by Legacy Destiny Sdn Bhd staff Sandralyn Abarasa Assan (fourth right) after launching the factory at Kampung Warisan yesterday.
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Elephant with serious dental condition euthanised
The veterinary team inspecting Toothie’s condition on Tuesday.
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Sabah wildlife officers forced to put down pygmy elephant with fractured jaw
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah lost another of its prized wildlife when an eight-year-old Bornean pygmy elephant had to be put to sleep due to a medical condition that made it difficult for it to eat.
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Severely injured bull elephant put to sleep after rescuers fail to nurse it back to health
KOTA KINABALU: A severely injured bull elephant that was believed to have been hit by a vehicle in an accident a few months ago was euthanised on Tuesday (June 11) after rescuers failed to nurse it back to health.
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Stranded elephant calf to be in captive care for now
KOTA KINABALU: Wildlife veterinarians looking after a stranded week-old Borneo pygmy elephant at a plantation in Tawau have decided to bring it into captive care to treat severe infections.
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Tam the rhino to “live on” at Sabah Museum
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew said Tam, the last male rhinocerous in Malaysia which has died, would “live on” at the Sabah Museum.
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Sabah hopes for change of mind by Indonesia on rhino breeding
KOTA KINABALU: After the death of its last male Sumatran rhino, Sabah is hoping that Indonesia will accept its proposal for a breeding programme despite not having signed 13 memorandums of understandi...
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Rangers trying to reunite baby elephant with mother
KOTA KINABALU: Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) rangers are trying to reunite a baby Borneo pygmy elephant, which strayed into a plantation in Tawau, with its mother.
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Sabah seeks rhino breeding deal with Indonesia
KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew will lead a delegation from Sabah to Jakarta to resume talks on the possibility of breeding the nation’s last Sumatran rhino through advanced repr...
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Sabah govt to discuss sustainable tourism with Lower Kinabatangan authorities
KOTA KINABALU: The state government will be meeting with local authorities from the Lower Kinabatangan area to discuss sustainable tourism practices in a bid to protect wildlife and promote green tourism.
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Injured pygmy elephant nursed back to health
KOTA KINABALU: An injured juvenile male pygmy elephant, which villagers thought was dead, is being nursed back to health.
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Pygmy elephant found injured in oil palm estate being nursed back to health
KOTA KINABALU: An juvenile pgymy elephant found injured in an oil palm plantation nearly two weeks ago is being treated by wildlife rangers and vets in Sabah's central Telupid district.
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Green turtle makes 215km dash by taxi to seek treatment in KK
KOTA KINABALU: A sick green sea turtle was rushed to the “turtle clinic” on Gaya Island near here today, after making a 215km trip by taxi from Simpang Mengayau in Kudat.
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WWF: Tam’s death should serve a warning
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — The death of Malaysia’s last remaining male Sumatran rhino, Tam, on Monday should serve as a warning on the need to act fast to provide the highest protection for all endang...
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After Tam’s death, Sime Darby foundation says more conservation efforts needed for other endangered species
KOTA KINABALU, MAY 29 — The death of Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros, Kertam, or Tam, is a reminder that conservation efforts need to be stepped up for other species facing extinction, Ya...
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Sabah mulls displaying Tam the rhino in state museum
KOTA KINABALU, MAY 29 — Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew has confirmed today that Tam, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, will be immortalised, and possibly p...
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Sabah may preserve Tam the rhino's remains for display
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government is agreeable to the idea of preserving the remains of Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, but noted it is not an easy feat.
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In death, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino Tam to be immortalised but is it too little, too late for the species?
KOTA KINABALU, May 29 — The death of Tam, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, made global headlines this week with the sobering realisation that the species is one step closer to extinction, with...
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Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies
The Sabah Wildlife Department has announced with great sadness the death of the last remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, named Tam, today.
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Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino dies
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros died on Monday (May 27) following a bout of ill-health, leaving behind only one female in the country and pushing the critically-e...
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Nation’s last male Sumatran rhino dies of old age, multiple organ failure
KOTA KINABALU: Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino in the country, has lost his fight against old age and multiple organ failure.
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Tam, Malaysia's last male rhino dies
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam has died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino Tam dies
KOTA KINABALU, May 27 — Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino, Tam, died today following health complications which worsened in the last few days.
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Tam the rhino dies after suffering kidney, liver damage for some time
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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Sabah going all out to step up wildlife protection efforts
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is getting all parties including villagers and wildlife rangers to be part of wildlife protection efforts following the failed attempt to prevent the Sumatran rhino from going extinct in Malaysia.
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Sabah deputy CM: Turtle deaths not due to scientific research method
KOTA KINABALU, May 22 — There is no evidence to back claims that a scientific research method has led to turtle deaths in Pulau Mabul waters off Semporna, according to Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Da...
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Turtle deaths not due to scientific research method: Sabah DCM
KOTA KINABALU: There is no evidence to back claims that a scientific research method has led to turtle deaths in Pulau Mabul waters off Semporna, according to Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christi...
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Turtle researchers to switch to better tagging methods
KOTA KINABALU: Researchers here have promised to use safer and better methods when tagging turtles in waters off Semporna to better protect these endangered sea creatures.
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Resort owners get together to save beached dolphin off Kudat
KOTA KINABALU: A juvenile dolphin, which washed up on a beach in front of a resort in Kudat today, was safely returned to the sea, thanks to the efforts of Sabah Parks and volunteers.
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Sumatran rhino Tam living out his final days
KOTA KINABALU: Tam, Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino, has a limited time left due to old age, says the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD).
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Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino on brink of death
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tam, Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino, has just a few more weeks, if not days, to live due to old age.
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We could lose Tam in a matter of days due to old age, says SWD
KOTA KINABALU: Tam, Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino, has no more than a few weeks to live, if not days, due to old age.
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RM10.5 million in Raya bonus for Sabah civil servants
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has agreed to give civil servants in the state a bonus of RM500 each in conjunction with the Hari Raya Puasa celebration.
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Shafie: Stricter enforcement at entry points needed to curb wildlife smuggling
KOTA KINABALU: There should be stricter enforcement at entry points to detect the smuggling of wildlife, says Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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Call to audit crocodile farms in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Crocodile conservationists want the Sabah Wildlife Department to carry out a full audit on crocodile farms in the state following the shocking seizure of 220 wild saltwater crocodiles smuggled in from Kalimantan.
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Smuggled crocodile case baffles Sabah authorities
KOTA KINABALU: In a state where the sighting of crocodiles at the rivers is considered normal, the discovery of the reptiles being smuggled in has left the authorities stumped.
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Not looking good for Tam
KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros in poor health
KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros is deteriorating, said Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew on Sunday (May 19).
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Sabah worried over deteriorating health of last male Sumatran rhino
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wildlife authorities face a nervous wait as one of the last two Sumatran rhinos in the state is not responding well to treatment.
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Health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino fast fading
KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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Authorities foil attempt to smuggle 220 crocodiles into Tawau
KOTA KINABALU: Authorities in Sabah have foiled an attempt to smuggle 220 crocodiles from Indonesia.
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Wildlife tours draw visitors
SANDAKAN: Wildlife tourism has become the latest crowd-puller in the Sandakan district.
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Palm oil council donates RM1.5m for Sabah wildlife population survey
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) donated RM1.5 million to the Sabah Wildlife Department today to conduct a new population survey, especially of the orangutan and pygmy elephants in the state.
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Gov't rules out suspension of sustainable palm oil certification
The government has no intention of suspending the implementation of the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said today.
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Govt has no intention to suspend MSPO implementation, says Teresa Kok
SANDAKAN, March 31 — The government has no intention of suspending the implementation of the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said...
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