Poaching crisis at Belum-Temenggor

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Wild animals at the Belum-Temenggor forest reserve, famed for its priceless biodiversity, are being threatened by illegal poachers.

Less than a dozen rangers are on hand to patrol an area double the size of Singapore.

Not only that, on a trip along the East-West highway a couple of years ago, I noticed dozens of lorries, laden with timber, trundling freely along the route. Where did that timber come from?

Read about the poaching crisis at the Traffic website.

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leslie_teoh
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Perak MB Dr Zamry doesn’t want to gazette all forest land in the state. In that case how to effectively protect forest such as Belum?

tunglang
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More manpower is needed to protect the area…Only 9 Rangers patrol the area – Malaysia’s National Treasure – The Royal Belum Rainforest. This is truly absurd and unbelievable. What about our soldiers? Can’t they be deployed there as part of routine jungle training just like the Polis Hutan (Police Field Force)? During the Emergency and post-Emergency of 60’s and 70’s, I could still remember seeing army trucks at Changkat Jering and army personnel carriers at check points approaching East-West Highway which was usually closed to traffic after 6pm. And I could still remember in the 70’s / 80’s police recruits… Read more »
McSpice
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Watch ‘Platun Harimau’ on TV2 9pm every Thurs and you will find out the answer.

nurhaliza
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tunglang
anil tahu u suka sama Belum sebab itu dia dengan besar hati memberi nasihat jangan jangan di telan harimau dekat Belum sebab Harimau Malaya kadang kala bila lapar ingat tunglang itu tulang 🙂

Kerjaya jadi Ranger di Perhutan Belum mungkin lebih sesuai untuk anda yang suka rimba. Siti tak pakai kredit kad juga.

Boleh minta Tan Tee Beng buka jalan sampai ke Belum menerusi lubang nibung tebal !

tunglang
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tunglang
Any job available as forest ranger? I wouldn’t mind taking on for a couple of years with tiger-attack insurance. At least it will give me ample priceless experience of the floras and faunas, terrains and weather pattern for an eventual life time of adventure and homesteading come 55. And night time is eee-oorr orchestra for nature music lover like me. At least in the dark without night vision binoculars (of the helpless richie and over-equipped adventurers) I can rely on nature as my alarm sensors – once the orchestra stops suddenly, it means 2 things: a tiger is passing by… Read more »
tunglang
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tunglang

Harimau Malaya kadang kala bila lapar ingat tunglang itu tulang!!!

Nur, next time do visit Taiping Zoo and do bring along tulang-tulang of any mammal that you know and give to the 2 harimau to makan-makan shiok shiok. If they hesitate, give them false teeth. Maybe, if you are lucky enough like kena May Day lucky draw at Tesco, the 2 harimau will bark like ChiHuaHua to your delight.
Malayan Harimau love tulang kau kau!!! Something wonderfully new in National Geographic. Hehehe!!!

Syiok Syiok
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tunglang
in Indonesia last week hungry dogs left unattended for days alledgely attacked and ate the owner on his return to the house.
a domesticated dog can go crazy if left hungry !

tunglang
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tunglang
Those dogs acted on pack instinct just like wolves or hyenas. The leader dog must have had bad treatments from the deceased owner in the past to react in such ghastly (to animals it holds no meaning or emotion) manner reinforced by 6 other hungry canines. All it takes is one dog to bark and charge and the rest will turn Attila the Huns. I am a serene, dreamer Dog person with a weird sense of humor but when I am upset or angry, I will just bark (once) and go on a withdrawal binge of Kopi-O kau kau cum… Read more »