Tag: conservation

Tiger skin, foetuses found in Indonesia poacher case

The skin of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger and four foetuses have been confiscated after the arrest of several suspected poachers, Indonesian police said. The suspects may have been planning to sell the skin to a foreign collector, while its bones were earlier sold, possibly...

Over half of Europe’s endemic trees risk extinction: experts

by Nina LARSON More than half of Europe's endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warned Friday, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said out of the 454 tree species native...

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

by Sophie DEVILLER Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day. "I am a kid at war," the bubbly 12-year-old...

Save Farrer Park and Its Rich Sporting Heritage!

Obbana Rajah A petition has been circulating to ‘Conserve the Sporting Heritage of Farrer Park’. It has been scheduled for redevelopment and to be returned to the state by mid-2020. However, the space is currently home to a gym, Singapore Amateur Boxing Association Farrer Park Swimming Pool,...