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Topic: Sabah Wildlife Department

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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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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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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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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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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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Sue (right) presenting the replica key to Augustine as Christina (second right) looks on.
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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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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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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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The veterinary team inspecting Toothie’s condition on Tuesday.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KOTA KINABALU: An injured juvenile male pygmy elephant, which villagers thought was dead, is being nursed back to health.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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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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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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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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KOTA KINABALU: Authorities in Sabah have foiled an attempt to smuggle 220 crocodiles from Indonesia.
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SANDAKAN: Wildlife tourism has become the latest crowd-puller in the Sandakan district.
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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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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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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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KOTA KINABALU: The carcass of a dolphin was found washed ashore at the Likas Bay area.
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KOTA KINABALU: The carcass of a dolphin was found washed ashore at the Likas Bay area here early on Tuesday (March 5).
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LAHAD DATU: The Sabah government takes a serious view of illegal wildlife trade, including the sale of exotic meats on social media sites.
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KOTA KINABALU: Operators of roadside zoos must adhere to the terms and conditions set by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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COMMEMORATION days do two things – they give us a chance to celebrate the good, and remind us that we can always do better.
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FEBRUARY 19 — Commemoration days do two things — they give us a chance to celebrate the good and remind us that we can always do better.
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TAWAU: Three Filipino men were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing protected turtle parts in the waters of Pulau...
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KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): A man was arrested by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) on Friday (Feb 15) for possession of 23 live pangolins, believed to have been smuggled from Lawas, Sarawak.
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KOTA KINABALU: The illegal wildlife trade involves a huge network of poachers as well as middlemen, and authorities here are struggling to break this chain, says Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.
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TUARAN: Sabah police detained a man and seized RM8.4 million worth of frozen pangolins and animal parts in an operation conducted on Thursday and today.
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Sabah police have detained a man and seized RM8.4 million worth of live pangolins, as well as animal parts, in raids conducted on Thursday and today.
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TUARAN, Feb 9 — The Sabah police detained a man and seized RM8.4 million worth of live pangolins, as well as animal parts, in raids conducted on Thursday and today.
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TUARAN: The Sabah police detained a man and seized RM8.4 million worth of live pangolins, as well as animal parts, in raids conducted on Thursday and today.
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KOTA KINABALU: A whale shark, which died due to a plastic bag blocking its digestive system, was washed up on a beach near here.
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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 8 — A whale shark that washed ashore on Tanjung Aru Beach in Menumbuk, Kuala Penyu, was found to have starved to death after ingesting a plastic bag.
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KOTA KINABALU: Studies say a lack of forest connectivity in Sabah threatens the Sunda clouded leopard population.
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KOTA KINABALU: Leonardo, a rescued green sea turtle that was struggling to survive just four months ago, has been successfully released back into Sabah's east coast Semporna waters.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wildlife authorities are still not able to find the source behind a viral photo, believed taken on a boat, which showed a turtle being abused.
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KOTA KINABALU: A photograph of a protected sea turtle being sat on and its head stepped on, most likely taken on a boat, is making its rounds in the social media.
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KOTA KINABALU, Jan 4 — A local was arrested by Wildlife Department enforcers here for attempting to sell a live pangolin through text messaging app WhatsApp. Sabah Wildlife Department director Augus...
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KOTA KINABALU: A 20-year-old man offering an endangered pangolin for sale through social media was arrested during a sting operation by the Sabah Wildlife Department.