Wildlife habitats in Malaysia include the endangered Malayan Tiger, Tapir, Orang
Utan and many more...
Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms.
Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has
a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative.
Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Deserts, rain forests, plains, and other
areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife. While the term in popular
culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that wildlife around
the world is impacted by human activities.
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- Carcasses of Tigers, Leopards from Malaysia
Thai police have arrested two men in connection with smuggling the carcasses of two tigers and two leopards from Malaysia.
Smuggled from Malaysia through Sadao in Songkhla, the carcasses were destined for the China market, via Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
- Malayan Tiger
Malayan Tiger found only in the Malay Peninsula, was recognized in 2004 as the ninth sub-species. The Malayan Tiger having the third largest tiger population amonst the subspecies, after Bengal tiger and the Indochinese tiger. It's estimated to be 600 ~ 800 in the wild.
- Permits for Zoo
It is ironic for the department to conduct seizures at poorly run zoos and badly managed animal facilities while continuously issuing permits for new animal establishments in, of all places, cafe outlets.
- Rainbow Toad
A colourful, spindly-legged toad that was believed to be extinct has been rediscovered in the forests of Borneo. Scientists from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) found three of the missing long-legged Borneo rainbow toads up a tree during a night time search.
- Orang Utan
THE Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation will release a pair of orang utan onto an uninhabited island in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, near Taiping, as part of a programme to reintroduce the primates to the wild.
- Shedding light on fireflies
Shedding light on fireflies - MALAYSIA is the only country to have developed a monitoring programme for fireflies and the programme has been carried out monthly since 2006 in the ecotourism destination of Kuala Selangor.
- Crocodile Farm
The operator of Jong’s Crocodile Farm and Zoo, the first and largest captive breeding crocodile farm in Malaysia.
Like other cold-blooded reptiles, crocodiles stacked together when getting heat from the sun to keep their body temperatures warm to stay in the water at night, Jong explained. It was normal to see juvenile crocodiles of one to two feet long stacking together to get heat, he added.
- Marine Ecosystem
The recent discovery of widespread coral bleaching off Sepanggar Bay should serve as a reminder that the marine ecosystem demands attention, said Universiti Malaysia Sabah Director of Borneo Marine Research Institute Prof Dr Saleem Mustafa.
- Golden Arowana
The highly prized Malaysian golden arowana has been declared as the best golden arowana species in the world by an international body.
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Wild Fauna and Flora) had certified the species, which was unique to Malaysia
- The Unsung Heroes
The mechanics of nature are so intricately interwoven that slight abnormalities are enough to disrupt food chains and life cycles.
- Human-wildlife Conflict
Since 2006, more than 3,200ha of the forested area nearby have been cleared for oil palm plantations as part of the state’s anti-poverty programme called Ladang Rakyat or People’s Plantation. But there was no planning for the relocation of wildlife. While smaller fauna perished, bigger games like elephants and tigers were left to roam the forest fringes in search of food.
- Wildlife Act
The Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 has been fully enforced in the peninsula and Labuan as of yesterday.
The Act, which was passed by Parliament in August, has a wider scope and jurisdiction in the protection of more wildlife species and activities related to wildlife.
- Cengal Besar
Cengal, kind of hardwood, Scientific name Neobalanocarpus Helmii, commonly found in Peninsular and East Malaysia rainforest. It is listed as one of the endangered species by IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, since 2002. Due to excessively chopped down for high demand in timber industry.
Cengal Besar is known as the largest Cengal tree in Peninsular Malaysia found thus far. Estimated to be approximately 1,300 years old, 65 metres high and 16.75 metres of trunk diameter. Location: Pasir Raja Forest Reserve, Trenggenu.
- Migratory Birds
Malacca state government is seeking feedback from ornithologists, birdwatch groups and nature enthusiasts to turn a migratory bird site here into an eco-tourism park.
Last year, a number of species of migratory birds had turned an abandoned 3.2ha padi field at Jalan Keretapi Lama in Kampung Pengkalan into a resting area. “Malacca will now have its own exclusive site to woo local and foreign birdwatchers.
- Rare Species