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White-bellied Rat Snake
Singapore
 

 
     
   

Black Marsh Terrapin
Singapore
 

 
     
   

Buffy Fish Owl
Singapore
 

 
     
   

Lesser Sheath-tailed Bat
Peninsular Malaysia
 

 
     
   

White-handed Gibbon
Peninsular Malaysia
 

 


 

Please support the following Fund-raising Dinner from Cicada Tree, a Singapore-based conservation NGO :
   
The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), a unique species which had roamed Singapore before 1930 is now critically endangered, confined to pockets of forest in Malaysia. With 300 in the wild, the Malayan tiger is in danger of going extinct due to poaching and forest loss. This dinner aims to raise funds to support efforts to stop poaching of the Malayan tiger and tiger prey. Click below ...
  
Fund-raising Dinner | Saving the Malayan Tiger

 

With nearly 600 pages of wildlife on Ecology Asia you may be forgiven in thinking that this website presents a comprehensive summary of the amazingly diverse wildlife in Southeast Asia. Think again ... this figure probably comprises just 20% of the vertebrate species in the region. Thus I have barely scratched the surface. As an example, worldwide there are now 10,000 species of reptile formally described, and there are surely thousands more to be discovered, so the few hundred species on Ecology Asia is merely an introduction. I find this diversity truly staggering.

Unfortunately so much of Southeast Asia's wildlife is under threat from habitat loss, poaching, overconsumption and the wildlife trade. Add to that the threat of global warming - in 2014, CO2 is reckoned to have reached its highest level in recorded history - and one wonders what the future holds for our beleaguered planet. 

 
   
  

Last update : 13th September 2014
 

  
  Malaysian palm oil chief misleads on deforestation
  How Islam could help save Aceh's forests
  Indonesia to verify ownership of 66M ha of disputed forest land
  Elephants pay the price for palm oil in Malaysian Borneo
  Smuggling threatens the 滴oly Grail of the reptile world - the Earless Monitor Lizard
  Indonesian authorities bust porcupine-smuggling ring
  Thailand plans highway expansion through World Heritage Site
  Indonesia : Meeting an Illegal Logger
  Rare Siamese Crocodiles Released as Ambassadors for Laotian Wetland
  Burma : NGO working with Myitsone Dam firm to establish wildlife park in NDA-K area
     

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

 


So what's new on my website ? My primate pages have been updated, and I definitely need to add more info on elusive carnivores ... but they are becoming harder and harder to find in what are increasingly being called 'empty forests', meaning forests where the wildlife has all but disappeared due to poaching. Sad but true.


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