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Long-tailed Sun Skink
Vietnam
 

 
     
   

Horsfield's Flying Squirrel
Peninsular Malaysia
 

 
     
   

Collared Black-headed Snake
Peninsular Malaysia
 

 
     
   

Black-eyed Litter Frog
Singapore
 

 
     
   

Red Giant Flying Squirrel - juvenile
Peninsular Malaysia
 

 




Southeast Asia is blighted by a terrible, illegal trade in wildlife products. It plays a key role in providing a market for endangered African wildlife such as elephant, rhinoceros and, increasingly, pangolin. Regionally all sorts of creatures are the target of criminal poaching gangs including Tiger, Pangoiln, Sun Bear, Serow and even the unassuming Tokay gecko. But there are people in the region deeply committed in fighting this trade, such as the wonderful people at Traffic.

Governments too appear to be slowly waking up to the threat of this dreadful trade, although such efforts are weakened by lax enforcement and corruption which is deeply entrenched in many countries. Celebrities have a role too, and in this respect its wonderful to see the actress Michelle Yeoh get involved. Keep it up, Michelle !  Click here to read more.  
 

 
   
  

Last update : 3rd August 2015
 

  
  Malaysia : The Malayan Tiger - a march towards extinction
  Cambodia urged to act on plans to reintroduce tigers
  Malaysia : States can do so much more to save the Malayan tiger, says MyCat
  Cambodia : (Un)protected Areas
  How do Sumatra痴 wild cats coexist?
  Indonesia : Govt asked to guard Aceh wildlife corridor痴 slow recovery
  Global Tiger Day: Malayan Tiger faces bleak future
  Turtle Egg Hunters Become Turtle Protectors in Cambodia
  Myanmar Sentences 153 Chinese Nationals to Life in Prison For Illegal Logging
  Malaysia clamps down on illegal wildlife trade using social media
  Singapore : WRS calls for curbs in illegal animal trade
  Release of Reared Rare Cambodian Turtles Holds Promise for Restoration
  Quarrying threatens wildlife refuge in Malaysia痴 Kelantan
  Indonesia: Bengkulu Police arrest suspected ivory trafficker
  Push to revise conservation law as Indonesians post wildlife crimes to Facebook
  Indonesia : Fires rage in Tesso Nilo, Sumatra illegally trashed for palm oil
  Indonesia : Minister flies over Kalimantan as forest fires surge in Indonesia
  Philippines : Captive-breeding claims turned turtle
     

(For links to older news articles, search the news links)

 


I recently spent some time on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia and found some wonderful wildlife right there in my resort at Burau Bay- Dusky Leaf Monkeys, Colugos, Spotted Gliding Lizards, Red Giant Flying Squirrels.  What a beautiful place that is.


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Thanks to : Sophia Sak Baker, Andie Ang, Chan Kwok Wai, Vilma D'Rozario, Christine Fletcher, Horst Flotow, Con Foley, Graeme Guy, Dave Haylock, Tim Jackson, Benjamin Lee, Leong Tzi Ming, Joseph Lim, Kelvin Lim, Norman Lim, Celine Low, Shawn Lum, Ng Bee Choo, Tony O'Dempsey, Mark O'Shea, Bruce Paterson, Timothy Pwee, Subaraj Rajathurai, Stephen Richards, Morten Strange, Ria Tan, Andrew Tay, Robert Teo, Noel Thomas,  Yeo Suay Hwee  ... I get by with a little help from my friends.