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ECONOMY

September 29, 2017

Wildlife trafficking is a serious problem in the Belum-Temengor rainforest. Even though the Temengor Forest Reserve does not enjoy the same level of protection as the Royal Belum State Park, many of the animals that live in it are recognised as Protected Species or Tot...

August 10, 2017

In the Belum-Temengor rainforest complex, there is one creature that stands head and shoulders over everything else - the Asian elephant, also known as Elephas maximus. Asian elephants may be smaller than their African counterparts but they are still the largest land a...

August 9, 2017

Is riding an elephant on your bucket list? Well, you had better cancel it! Here's why.

Recently, there was an uproar all over social media where people protested against the abuse of elephants for our entertainment. This matter has been going on for a while now but only...

June 30, 2017

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they produce oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the earth and soil, and give life to our world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

While tropical rainforests cover less than t...

June 9, 2017

The Malaysian government has a rather confusing set of terms when referring to forests. Chances are, you've probably come across some of them while reading the papers, browsing the Internet or when out hiking your favourite trails. The various names can even be mislead...

Belum-Temengor is a treasure trove of valuable creatures who are forcibly taken from their homes and sent to the black market where they eventually end up as part of someone's collection or dinner. Here are six of Belum's most trafficked wildlife and why they are so de...

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