Raising awareness on endangered species


KOTA KINABALU: The World Wildlife Fund-Malaysia (WWF) has worked tirelessly to raise public awareness on the endangered species in Sabah.

In the past two years, WWF had held programmes in Sabah. Among them was the Orang-utan Awareness Week at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in November, 2016.

“In October, 2016, WWF held an exhibition on poaching at the Borneo Eco Film Festival. This was a joint effort with the Marine Programme.

“Besides this, an exhibition on wildlife conservation was held at the (annual) Heart of Borneo Conference,” said the organisation.

In August last year, WWF held its inaugural Sabah Elephant Film Festival in conjunction with the World Elephant Day.

To shed light on illegal wildlife trade, WWF also released a YouTube video of the wildlife caught on the Sabah Terrestrial Conservation Project’s camera traps. This was released in conjunction with the World Wildlife Day on March 3 last year. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd