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Day: September 27, 2018

Need to Also Conserve Elephant Habitat and Roaming

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the Perak State Government’s proposal to establish a Elephant Sanctuary at KM20 Gerik-Jeli Road nearby the Perak-Kelantan border. However, SAM expects that the area of 40 hectares proposed for the sanctuary would be unable to address conflicts between humans and wildlife, especially elephants. The area of the proposed sanctuary would be able to serve as a...
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The Bomba's appointment of a single entity to supply and install an automatic fire alarm monitoring system to replace the existing CMS (Computerized Monitoring System) was recently raised in Parliament by the MP from Lanang, Sarawak. CAP had written to the Finance Ministry to enquire whether the "open tender" by the Bomba had complied with the rules of fair competition. Our enquiry was brushed...
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Promote Biological Control to Combat Rodent Attack

Padi farmers in Kepala Batas, Penang are crying out for help because of destruction to their rice crops, but their cries are not in vain for  the state Agriculture Department has come to their rescue through the biological control of rats in the paddy fields. Using barn owls to fight rodent populations is an old idea that is getting a second look by many sectors of the agriculture industry....
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Beware of Alien Species in Our Environment

Alien fish species have been known to make their presence in our dams, lakes and rivers but not much attention has been paid to their existence. Piranhas, African catfish, pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), peacock bass, and tilapia, to name a few are all found in abundance in our waterways, and some are bred in ponds for the aquaculture projects. Of late, news has surfaced of the discovery of two new...
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