RM100mil not enough to gazette more forests, marine areas, say activists

GEORGE TOWN: Putrajaya’s RM100 million incentive for states to keep more forests and marine areas intact may be too little to hold off the timber industry, say environmental activists. Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (Peka) chief Damien Thanam Divean said with the timber industry’s exports reaching RM22 billion just two years ago, the government incentive might […]

FMT: Environmentalist shocked by Zuraida’s ‘bizarre, ignorant’ orangutan claim

PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has expressed shock over plantation industries and commodities minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s “bizarre and ignorant” claim that orangutans kill people when they see them. Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Malaysia (Ecomy) president Andrew Sebastian said he was appalled by Zuraida’s lack of knowledge and that her claim did a disservice both to […]