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June 2, 2014 12:36 AM Raising hope for baby rhinos - Environment

“We are engaging IZW to assist us with lab breeding of the embryos as the institute specialises in reproductive problems of mammals in captivity. On May 9, we had IZW’s Dr Thomas Hildebrandt and his veterinary team in Malaysia to remove two oocytes (immature egg cells) from Iman. They are stored in a buffer solution at rhino body temperature, as the idea is to mature 39

May 27, 2014 9:30 AM Jordan The Latest Country To Welcome Houbara Bustards From Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, May 27 (Bernama) -- Jordan has become the latest country in the region to host the release of Asian Houbara bustards bred in Abu Dhabi, reports Emirates News Agency (WAM). The 500 Houbara were released at eight designated sites in traditional areas for the species. The birds were bred in Abu Dhabi and transported to Jordan for release as part of the International 25

May 27, 2014 2:57 AM Jordan joins Houbara conservation, frees 500 birds

Jordan has become the latest country in the region to release of Asian Houbara bustards bred in Abu Dhabi. Five hundred Houbara were released at eight designated sites in traditional areas for the species. The birds were bred in Abu Dhabi and transported to Jordan for release as part of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation’s (IFHC), leading 29

May 9, 2014 7:13 PM Sarawakian wins ‘Green Oscar’

KUCHING: Sarawakian Dr Melvin Gumal has won the Whitley Award — a prestigious international nature conservation prize known as the ‘Green Oscars’. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, presented him with the award in honour of his work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak during a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London, United Kingdom 35

April 10, 2014 9:20 AM Stiffer penalties proposed for Mozambique's poachers

Muaria said that over the last six months (October 2012-March 2013) Mozambique´s largest conservation area, the Niassa Reserve, had lost two to three elephants to poachers a day. is also used as a corridor to smuggle ivory and rhino horns (often from rhinos killed in South Africa) to the Asian market. The bill proposes prison sentences of between eight 52

March 28, 2014 6:40 AM Activists Protest Against Shark Fin Poaching in Costa Rica

Environmental conservation groups today asked the government to sanction a new shark finning practice, which consists of unloading the gutted carcasses of elasmobranch species. This practice, according to marine conservationists, violate international regulations against poaching and abuse of marine resources. Shark fin poachers find a loophole in the laws of Costa 58

March 27, 2014 10:08 AM WWF Malaysia urges gazzettement of Tun Mustapha Park

KUDAT: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia has urged the Tun Mustapha Park in northern Sabah gazettement to be expedited to prevent rampant poaching of protected marine species here. Its executive director and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Dionysius Sharma was responding to a recent report on a researcher's finding of more than 60 sea turtles carcasses 58

March 17, 2014 11:45 PM World Bank Highlights Biodiversity’s Central Role in Alleviating Poverty

It may seem quaint to some, but at a fundamental level, there are ethical, moral, even spiritual motives for we humans to do our best to conserve wilderness, ecosystems and biodiversity. Then, of course, there are the most pragmatic and self-interested: all our economic activities and the health and well-being of all our societies is dependent on healthy 57

February 18, 2014 4:20 AM China pillages Africa like old colonialists | World | The Malay Mail Online

British anthropologist and primatologist Jane Goodall takes the hand of a Spider Monkeyduring her visit to the Rehabilitation Center and Primate Rescue, in Peñaflor, 36 km southwest from Santiago, on November 23, 2013.— AFP picJOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 — China is exploiting Africa’s resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment 69

December 11, 2013 6:00 AM Wildlife Department to probe open sale of bushmeat - Nation

KOTA KINABALU: A host of exotic wildlife meat, including those from protected species, are being sold openly at a tamu (weekly farmers’ market) in Sabah’s interior Nabawan town. Wildlife rangers have been sent to check on the public tip-offs on the open sale of slaughtered protected species at the market, some 200km from Kota Kinabalu. Sabah Wildlife 80