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Banded Leaf Monkey
Peninsular Malaysia


Norhayati's Flying Frog
Peninsular Malaysia


Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
Peninsular Malaysia


Indomalayan Niviventer
Peninsular Malaysia


Lesser Mousedeer



Reasons to be cheerful ? Mongabay.com, the world's leading source for forest-related and environmental news, recently published an article entitled 'Top Ten happy environmental stories of 2014'. As we enter 2015 it's worth reviewing the progress made in 2014 on issues such as climate change, forest destruction, wildlife protection, ocean reserves etc. Rhett Butler, who runs Mongabay, acknowledges that his website is sometimes perceived as 鍍he single most depressing site on the Internet. So are we finally seeing cause for hope ? Read his article and judge for yourself. Click here.

In Singapore there is cause for hope too. At the recent Ubin Day, on the island of Pulau Ubin, the Prime Minister gave a speech peppered with phrases like "habitat enhancement, species recovery, shoreline restoration". Later the same day he was photographed holding a beautiful Oriental Whip Snake. Such words and actions are all very encouraging for the future of wildlife and natural habitats in this most densely populated of countries. Click here.


Last update : 31st January 2015

  Company run Sarawak governor has amassed $1.4B in state infrastructure contracts
  Deforestation may be ramping up in Papua, West Papua
  Deforestation and corruption - Sarawak may cease granting new logging concessions
  155 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal logging in Myanmar
  How Tiger Farming in China Threatens World痴 Wild Tigers
  How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life
  Malaysians have become accidental accomplices to illegal wildlife trade
  Cambodia : New plan submitted to reintroduce tigers
  Police seize frozen tiger, monkeys transported illegally in central Vietnam
  Singapore : Man jailed for smuggling 190 endangered turtles through Changi Airporti
  More than 2300 Pig-nosed Turtles seized at Jakarta international airport

(For links to older news articles, search the news links)


So what's new on my website ? I've added quite a number of smaller mammals of late, photographed during a recent trip to Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia, including a number of species of forest rat (I have a soft spot for rats, by the way). Just click on the thumbnails on the left.

A Happy New Year to all.



Thanks to : Sophia Sak Baker, Andie Ang, Chan Kwok Wai, Vilma D'Rozario, Christine Fletcher, Horst Flotow, Con Foley, James Gan, Graeme Guy, Dave Haylock, Tim Jackson, Benjamin Lee, Leong Tzi Ming, Joseph Lim, Kelvin Lim, Norman Lim, Celine Low, Shawn Lum, Ng Bee Choo, Tony O'Dempsey, Mark O'Shea, Bruce Paterson, Timothy Pwee, Subaraj Rajathurai, Stephen Richards, Morten Strange, Ria Tan, Andrew Tay, Robert Teo, Noel Thomas,  Yeo Suay Hwee  ... I get by with a little help from my friends.