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Red Giant Flying Squirrel - juvenile
Peninsular Malaysia


Spotted Gliding Lizard
Peninsular Malaysia


Grey-bellied Squirrel
Peninsular Malaysia


Blue-spotted Mudskipper
Peninsular Malaysia


Blue Malayan Coral Snake


Southeast Asia is blighted by a terrible trade in illegal wildlife. 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, 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 : 10th April 2015

  Is the end of 'house of horror' bear bile factories in sight?
  Michelle Yeoh to be Sabah wildlife conservation advocate
  Domestic Demand For Illegal Wildlife Meat Grows in Laos
  Malaysia : Unarmed rangers useless to helpless wildlife
  In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern
  Pollution from East Asia affecting air quality in Borneo's rainforests
  Thank you Chief Justice for speaking up on Sabah痴 wildlife
  Laos Resort Serves Endangered Animals
  Study finds roads in Southeast Asia may be devastating forests, wildlife
  Riau misses deadline on 'village forest' project as zoning deadlock continues
  Indonesia's small islands being rapidly damaged by industrial activities
  Malaysia : Tech-savvy youth the biggest players in illegal wildlife trade

(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.



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.