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Entries for November 2019

84-year-old, welfare associations, students and corporates run for conservation

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(November 17, 2019) KUCHING – An 84-year-old breaks the record of last year’s 80-year-old, as the oldest virtual runner at the Run for the Wild 2019 jointly organized by Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia), Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, and in partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre. The 84-year-old former Forest Department Sarawak staff walked as a virtual runner at Kuching’s Jubilee Ground. The Run was a resounding success, with the parti...

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Compromising on wildlife crimes will lead to species extinction

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(November 14, 2019) NGOs applaud recent enforcement efforts in tackling wildlife crimes.KUCHING: Enforcement efforts in tackling wildlife crimes in Sarawak must be taken seriously, for otherwise the State will continue to lose its wildlife.The Sarawak Wild Life Protection Ordinance came into force in 1998 after much approval by the legislative assembly and was passed by the State Government into law.  It was and is designed to prevent depletion of wildlife and if properly enforced, allows for wildlife to recov...

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