1 Tahrcountry Musings: Malaysia - Good News For Orangutans

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Malaysia - Good News For Orangutans

Consistent campaigns and pleas by environmental groups to protect the habitats of orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo is bringing in results. The Sabah state government has announced that it would cease all commercial activities in the Ulu Segama and Malau forests by December 2007. The area covers more than 200,000 hectares of forest and is home to a third of the wild orangutan population in Malaysia Borneo."

This comes as a whiff of fresh air amidst all the bad news about Orangutans that we have been getting these past few months. Kudos to the environmentalists who have been working ceaselessly, and to Malaysian Government for heeding to their pleas.


Prasanth Kodai said...

This is great. These adorable animals of the wild are getting a new lease.Keep it up environmentalists

JLB said...

That is a welcome bit of good news. :)

rajiv mathew said...

I feel so happy to read this. wish there are more such good news.