By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 06:13
The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is offering a RM10,000 reward for informants with valid information on the two wild bull elephants that were slaughtered by poachers for their ivory near the Segama River, Kawag Forest Reserve.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:55

Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) and Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) teams are deeply saddened by the killing of two wild bull elephants by poachers near Segama River, Kawag Forest Reserve.

A first bull was found on Dec 27 last year in the middle of an estate bordering Kawag Forest Reserve while the second bull, was a gorgeous sabre-tusked bull called Sabre, that was earlier rescued from a plantation near Tawau and translocated to Kawag Forest Reserve three months ago after being collared by DGFC and WRU.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 01/02/2017 - 07:37
Sabah woke up this New Year’s Day to a new reality; that its critically endangered Borneo Pygmy elephants are being hunted for their ivory. In the space of just two months, two elephants – including a rare sabre-tusked animal whose rescue from a Tawau plantation in August was featured in newspapers – were found killed. All fingers are now pointing at poachers who are eyeing the tusks for the lucrative international ivory trade.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:57
Following the lead of their founder, world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots Malaysia is working with local schools to create artwork from waste materials. Collaborating with Berjaya Youth (B. Youth) the "Wild For Arts" programme focuses on raising awareness of three endangered Malaysian species — green turtle, orang utan and the Asian elephant.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 10/14/2016 - 04:08
The last wild elephant in Selangor was captured in 1991. That is the price paid for rapid development and deforestation in the state, which resulted in the loss of habitat for the largest land animal. Fast forward 25 years later and it’s been an uphill struggle to ensure that elephants do not perish in the remaining six states in Peninsular Malaysia where they still roam. The main threat to these animals is the loss of habitat due to deforestation when farms and plantations are set up. This inevitably leads to human-elephant conflict. These once regal animals are also threatened by poachers who are after their valuable tusks for ivory.
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