Saturday, March 21, 2009


Watch this video: Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992

Friday, March 20, 2009

They Are Special

Today something special happen. Instead of working with wildlife, today we have a special occasion for our CEO wife, Mdm G at the Special Kids Centre. The centre arrange a small farewell party for her, to appreciate all of her contributions to the centre. She is a free hands artist and she paint a very beautiful mural for the school.

I have several times visit this centre and i didn't cry but today i can not hold my tears anymore. My heart was so touched by one of the kid, he had a Polio, so he can not stand. He moves using his hands. He is a new student that register to this centre. He is 12 years old and have a very bright smile and very cheerful kids. I was looking at him when he practising his songs with his friend to be presented during the party and suddenly with his sweet smile he look back at me and give a very sweet smile and greet me "Good Morning" with his cheerful voice. Wow..i really impressed with how he greet me.

During the token presentation to Mdm G, he is one of the kids that presents his token. With a sweet smile, he move forward and present the gift to her. He said, "Madam, this is for you." Very polite and he can speak English. Really impressed us because he didn't go to any school and only his sister teach him. This was the time, i can not hold my tears anymore and i cry. Most of us cry because of this kid. He really touched our heart and Mdm G also cried because of this kid.

I don't have his picture but i will put one soon when i have a chance to visit him at the centre again.

This child is really special.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quote Of The Day

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hunting & Game Management

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people have equal rights and responsibilities, and that among these are the right to a secure and sustainable environment and the responsibility to safeguard such an environment for all." - OCELOT, 2008

Quote that i get from Julian Caldecott website, an ecologist that has spent more than 20 years promoting biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability around the world. To see more about him redirect to this page: Julian Caldecott.

Actually i am searching for more information about hunting and game management to get more ideas and information. While searching i found his website. An interesting one and he did some works in Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak). The interesting part is that, one of his work is related to the topic that i am looking for. He did write one book about Hunting and Wildlife Management in Sarawak. However, i only can see the review but it is good to know that some work has been done 21 years ago.

But, the future is still unknown.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Totally Protected Animals of Sabah

  1. Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (Sumatran Rhinoceros)
  2. Pongo pygmaeus (Orang Utan)
  3. Helarctos malayanus (Sun Bear)
  4. Dugong dugon (Dugong)
  5. Nasalis larvatus (Proboscis Monkey)
  6. Neofelis nebulosa (Clouded Leopard)
  7. Tomistoma schlegeli (False Gharial)
  8. Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)
  9. Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle)

*Under Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997

Interview Form for Hunters

Yesterday i am busy preparing Wildlife Observation Form and today i have another task to do. I am preparing Interview Form for Hunters. This form is mainly to get the rough estimation of the consumption of wild meat and use of other carcass parts by the local people. Hopefully by interviewing them we will get an idea of the meat consumption.

I am still trying to get more idea on this task because i never done this before. Hmm....i have to read more information and find related article or journal on how this things been done.

However, different areas (with different natives), there will be different approach even though the way they harvest wild meat is almost the same. We are Bornean people. Got to go..lot more works to be done.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wildlife Observation Form

What should i put in this observation form or maybe i can call it observation field data sheet?

What are the important information that i really need from field observation?

I am thinking of something that other people can easily understand and they can use this form. Something that not too complicated and everbody know what to fill in this form. It must be something easy but have the information that i need. Besides that, i can translate it into Malay language.

But, if i put a column for Species Name, i don't think they know too details so i will ask them to put Malay Name or English Name or Native Name but the problem with native name is that, i don't understand Murut and Lundayeh language. I really have to work out on that. It should be no problem.

Information i need:

1. Vernacular Name / Species Name

2. Date - Day/Month/Year

3. Location - GPS reading

4. Elevation

5. Time recorded - Hour/Minutes/Seconds

6. Forest Type

7. Quantity

8. Remarks - Nesting, Food, Behaviour

For the time being, this is some of the information that i can think of. This should help me to get a raw data on what wildlife do we have in our area. I hope i can get some information from our field personnel. I wish i am the one that go out and do the observation but it is okay. I have to rely on other person to do it for now.

I really really miss doing field observation.......