Causes of the tiger’s decline are depressingly familiar. The culprits are the same old enemies—remorseless poachers and despoilers of the tiger’s habitat—the same ones that are killing off many other species. The poaching of tigers is carried out largely to satisfy a demand for body parts in traditional Chinese medicine that shows no sign of waning.
There will be devastating consequences for tigers globally now that China is lifting the ban on rhino horns and tiger bones for use in traditional Chinese medicine; even though they have no therapeutic value whatsoever. China is creating a huge legal market for poached animal parts. This move could be a death sentence for both rhinos and tigers. It will inevitably stimulate demand and the trafficking of such products. This will also provide ample opportunities for traffickers to launder their poached animal parts.Read more
Members of Residents' Association from around Marudi with their demands
Press Statement 13 October 2017
On October 13 and 14, Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) member groups across six continents are mobilising to highlight the climate emergency, fight dirty energy and false solutions in order to call for a people-led transformation of our energy system. These actions are part of our Reclaim Power Campaign 2017. Climate change and the global energy crisis threaten the lives and livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. FOEI and its members believe that the drivers of these issues are unsustainable economic and development models based on fossil fuels and other destructive energy sources and the concentration of power over energy goods and services in the hands of the wealthy few.Read more
Anggota-anggota Persatuan Penduduk dari sekitar Marudi, Sarawak dengan permintaan mereka
Kenyataan Akhbar 13 Oktober 2017
Pada Oktober 13 dan 14, para anggota Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) di seluruh dunia merentasi enam buah benua akan melakukan pelbagai aksi untuk memperingatkan kita semua tentang keadaan kecemasan sedunia yang telah timbul akibat dari perubahan iklim serta menentang penggunaan tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pelbagai penyelesaian yang palsu di dalam menangani krisis perubahan iklim. FOEI berhasrat untuk menekankan betapa pentingnya transformasi sistem pembangunan tenaga kita diterajui oleh kepimpinan komuniti. Aksi-aksi ini merupakan sebahagian dari Reclaim Power Campaign 2017. Perubahan iklim dan krisis tenaga sedunia hari ini mengancam nyawa dan kehidupan berbillion penduduk dunia. FOEI dan para anggotanya percaya bahawa pemacu kesemua isu ini adalah model pembangunan ekonomi dan pembangunan yang berasaskan bahan api fossil dan pelbagai sumber tenaga yang mencemarkan serta pemusatan kuasa tentang pengurusan sumber-sumber dan perkhidmatan bekalan tenaga di tangan beberapa pihak yang sudah lama dilimpahi kekayaan.Read more
Sahabat Alam Malaysia turned 40 years old on 27.09.2017. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we produced a short video to highlight some of our work. We would not have come so far without the support of the communities we work closely with, the dedicated staff as well as friends and well wishers who have believed in our work.
Here is our story.
Letter To Editor 02 September 2016
August 29th commemorates the biggest live export disaster which took place in 1996 when a ship carrying 67,000 sheep on board caught fire and disappeared in the Indian Ocean. The ship was on route from Australia to Jordan – Australia’s biggest market for live sheep – when fire started in the engine room and spread to the crew’s quarters, killing one of the 55 crew members, while the remaining crew abandoned ship.Read more
Surat kepada Pengarang 02 September 2016
Tanggal 29 Ogos adalah tarikh untuk memperingati bencana eksport haiwan hidup terbesar yang berlaku pada tahun 1996 apabila sebuah kapal membawa 67,000 ekor biri-biri terbakar dan hilang di Lautan India. Kapal itu sedang dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke Jordan – pasaran terbesar Australia bagi biri-biri hidup – apabila kebakaran bermula di bilik enjin dan merebak ke bilik penginapan kakitangan, membunuh seorang daripada 55 kakitangannya, manakala selebihnya meninggalkan kapal itu.Read more
SAM President, S.M.Mohamed Idris at a press conference today. Picture: SAM
PRESS STATEMENT 17 AUGUST 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah State government to immediately stop the destruction of forests and logging activities in the State to protect these natural resources and ensure sufficient water supply.
The 2015 Annual Report of the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia states that the forested land area in Kedah covers 342,431 hectares or 36.33% of the total land area of the state. This indicates that the forest cover in the state is at an alarming rate and if further deforestation is not curbed it will lead to a more precarious situation.Read more
The Star August 06, 2016
SAM's Letter to the Editor on wildlife trading
THE seizure of 1000 endangered and exotic turtles by Perhilitan underscores a very serious problem - that of the booming exotic pet trade.
This is a multibillion dollar wildlife trade where animals are illegally trafficked and those caught in the wild are often mislabelled as “captive bred.” Click to read
Malaysiakini June 21, 2016
Malaysiakini June 13, 2016
Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA
The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.
The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read