Monday, October 1, 2012

Zero Tolerance No Kill Policy

Sabah Wildlife Department Director Laurentius regrets that a forecast of possibly up to 300 orangutan deaths due to forest fragmentation had been twisted by certain western NGOs to claim that such a number were deliberately killed, adding that data from the study in Ulu Kinabatangan done 3 years ago was not read correctly and certainly blown out of proportion by certain quarters. He said at the Forum on the Findings of Imbak Canyon 2012 Wildlife Survey here. He further said that the land use issue was being taken as an excuse that the orangutan killings in Sabah were because of the oil palm plantation activities. He said the issue of " zero tolerance no kill policy " is already part of the law in the State especially when it comes to near extinction species. Regarding the land use issue, he said 30% of the land in Sabah is dedicated to agricultural purposes where the rest would be used for other purposes such as forest reserve, crop plantation, township and others; only 19% of the landmass in Sabah being used for oil palm plantation.

Source: Daily Express


Anonymous said...

Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands, and other areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife.

Anonymous said...

Humans have historically tended to separate civilization from wildlife in a number of ways including the legal, social, and moral sense.

Farah Zehra said...

Be careful with twisted facts.

Farah Zehra said...

The state govt is concern with the orang utan extinction. Therefore, they enforce the policy.

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