Save the peatland, urge NGOs

The Star                                   April 15, 2016

TWO non-governmental organisations have urged the Sarawak government to end peatland destructions that are taking place rampantly there. 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Friends of the Orangutans (Foto) said large-scale development and cultivation of peatlands were damaging tropical peat swamp forest resources and its natural functions. Click to read

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Sarawak urged to protect its peatland

New Straits Times                     April 12, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Two civil societies have called on the Sarawak government to stop further turning peatland into oil palm plantations. Sahabat Alam Malaysia vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader claimed large-scale development had damaged large tracts of swamp forest resources. Click to read

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The story of Silent Spring

The Natural Resources Defense Council                      August 13, 2015

Although they will probably always be less celebrated than wars, marches, riots, or stormy political campaigns, books have at times been the most powerful influencer of social change in American life. Thomas Paine's Common Sense galvanized radical sentiment in the early days of the Revolution; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe roused the North's antipathy to slavery in the decade leading up to the Civil War; and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement. Click to read

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Malaysia imperils forest reserves and sea turtle nesting ground for industrial site

Mongabay April 15, 2014

Plans for an industrial site threaten one of Malaysia's only marine turtle nesting beaches and a forest home to rare trees and mammals, according to local activists. Click to read

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Penan’s plea to the govt: ‘Don’t forget us’

FMT News October 18, 2013

PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Baram Penan Women Association (PWPBS) is urging the federal government to look into the plight of the Penans on issues facing healthcare, education, transportation and training programmes for specific groups within their community. Click to read

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State of animals in zoos

Malaysiakini October 07, 2013

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)  is extremely appalled to learn of  the suffering of neglected zoo animals at the Mines Wonderland, which followed after the closure of the Mines theme park. Click to read

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Malaysia clearcutting forest reserves for timber and palm oil

Mongabay September 26, 2013

In July Bikam Permanent Forest Reserve in Malaysia’s Perak state was degazetted, allowing the forest to be clearcut for an oil palm plantation. Only after the forest was lost, did the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) announce that it had contained the last stands of keruing paya (Dipterocarpus coriaceus) on the Malay peninsula, a large hardwood tree that’s classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Click to read

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Conservation and animal welfare in Malaysia

FMT Letter September 08, 2013

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is one of all too few conservation groups in Malaysia with the integrity, concern and guts to speak up for animals and wildlife in general. FOTO (Friends of the Orangutans) is another such group. Click to read

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Appalling abuse of elephants at A'Famosa

FMT Letter September 06, 2013 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is outraged over the disturbing visuals shown on Astro Awani’s video over the alleged mistreatment and abuse of elephants taking place at a resort in Malacca. Click to read

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Call for action against elephant abuse

Malay Mail Online September 06, 2013

SEPT 6 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is outraged over disturbing visuals shown on Astro Awani’s video over the  alleged mistreatment and abuse of elephants  taking place at a resort in Malacca. Click to read

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