300 ORANGUTANS KILLED IN SABAH IN LAST 8 YEARS: WHY NO  PROSECUTIONS?
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300 ORANGUTANS KILLED IN SABAH IN LAST 8 YEARS: WHY NO PROSECUTIONS?

    1. Friends of the Orangutans
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      Friends of the Orangutans

      Malaysia, Malaysia

From: sw@naturealert.org [mailto:sw@naturealert.org]
Sent: 10 April 2012 09:41
To: 'masidi.manjun@gmail.com';
Importance: High

 

to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister

 

Dear Minister,

Despite repeated requests over a period of four weeks to obtain some answers and transparency we have received neither from your office.

Sadly, you leave us no alternative but to instigate a publicity, letter writing and petition campaign. This will continue for as long as it takes; as you know, we never give up. The NRE will also attest to this.

I regret it has come to this but, as I say, we are left with no alternative when your office refuses to disclose information in the public interest.

Yours sincerely,
Sean Whyte

CEO
Nature Alert, also on behalf of Malaysian NGOs.

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From: sw@naturealert.org [mailto:sw@naturealert.org]
Sent: 02 March 2012 11:25
To: 'masidi.manjun@gmail.com'
Cc: 'Director Sabah Wildlife Department'; 'Director Sabah Wildlife Department'; 'Marc Ancrenaz'; 'Benoit Goossens'; 'Dr. Tsoubouchi'; 'raymond_alfred@yahoo.com'; 'Audrey Adella Umbol'; 'mpoc'; 'sundramkalyana@yahoo.com.sg'; 'Dionysius Sharma'; 'John Payne'; 'Sue Sheward'; 'H Kler'; 'jaswinder k'; 'rhinosbh@gmail.com'; 'ceo@mpoc.org.my'; 'yusof@mpoc.org.my'

 

Subject: Will the Sabah Wildlife Department Come Clean With Some Answers?

 

to: Datuk Masidi Manjun. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister

 

Dear Minister,

Much is being made by the MPOC of the palm oil industry’s claim they do no harm to protected species. We are having great difficulty in equating the MPOC’s claims with the news report below, so we thought we would turn to you for clarification.

Is it not a breach of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to drive protected species out of their habitat? Their presence in certain areas is a matter of scientific record isn’t it?

The 300 orangutans reported to have been “lost” from Sabah in the last seven years, we all know they must have been either killed or sold into the illegal pet trade. There seems to be no other logical explanation. This can surely only be a consequence of the activities of the palm oil industry.

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment, capture or killing of orangutans in Sabah in the last seven years?

Has anyone been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing on any endangered species in this same period of time?

Has anyone connected to the palm oil industry ever been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment or killing any endangered species in this same period of time?

With this and other dramatic losses of wildlife, do you think Sabah also risks losing its eco-tourism reputation and trade?

 

We look forward to your reply.

 

Yours sincerely,
Sean Whyte

CEO
Nature Alert

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“Sabah Wildlife director Dr Laurentius Ambu recently cited the conversion of small patches of forests for oil palm planting was the main cause for the decline of the orang utan population in Lower Kinabatangan.”

27 January 2012 | Last updated at 02:40AM New Straits Times.

Habitat loss keeps orang utan on the 'danger list’.

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    • Ashley Rioux FALL RIVER, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      0rangutans and other species that are extremely endangered & or extinct for the reason of Palm 0il, logging, and/or deforestation due to this horrific habitat loss in the animals favor. Their homes and food supply are being completely wiped away. Most of the 0rangutan population are in the safe hands of conservationists and or in zoo's around the world. Just in Lone Droscher Neilson's directed 0rangutan rehab, Nyaru Menteng holds so many orphans that just in about a year and a half, she was already desperate for more space to place her 0rangutan orphans. At the M.0.M outreach program, there are more than 2000 displaced orphans all without a mother. What does this mean? These are thousands of motherless 0rangutans.. This is thousands beyond thousands of Mothers killed all for an ail that can be found elsewhere but because they gain log and oil at the same time, poachers prefer to go into the habitat of these animals. The rainforests. & kill our ever decreasing animals population, especially 0rangutans.

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    • Sarah Ryan DELRAY BEACH, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      The single greatest threat facing orangutans today is the rapidly expanding palm oil trade. Rainforests are being cleared at the rate of 300 football fields per hour to make way for oil palm plantations. While there are millions of hectares of degraded land that could be used for plantations, many oil palm companies choose to instead use rainforest land to gain additional profits by logging the timber first. Palm oil companies also frequently use uncontrolled burning to clear the land, resulting in thousands of orangutans being burned to death. Those that survive have nowhere to live and nothing left to eat.

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    • cristiane matheucci PIRACICABA, BRAZIL
      • almost 2 years ago

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    • Linda Anita Chancey BRUNSWICK, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      These creatures must be protected. They are your country's best asset in nature tourism and would make far more money for indigenous people than the profit from their arbitrary slaughter. Save the orangoutangs and save your tourism industry.

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    • Ashley Rioux FALL RIVER, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      I hope that the destructers of the orangutans habitat stops!! It has to be outlawed and those who are caught destroying the Land of the 0rangutan SH0ULD BE JAiLED!! These are 0UR 1ST PRiMATE C0USiNS!! That thought alone is obviously not "humane enough" for them to stop murdering adult 0rangutans and either eating or selling their remains and selling their babies to the illegal black market!! It's disgusting and true and must stop!! If things continue to go this way there we be ZER0 wild 0rangutans. N0NE!! If there are any remaining they will only be due to the help and care of the sancutaries and zoo's. Unfortunetly, there is one thing that keeps these people continueing to decrease the numbers of 0rangutans in the wild due to Palm 0il Plantations created by logging the 0rangutans homes leaving these Apes homeless and starving.. We have to help!!

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