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Birding Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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As the rice paddies near Kota Kinabalu described in an earlier post , Tanjung Aru beach is not really a major birding spot in its own right. However, it is only a short taxi ride away from the airport where most travelers will arrive at – better to see birds instead of just eating fast food while waiting for a connecting flight.

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Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

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Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever.

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A Few Kingfishers

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Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). Stork-billed Kingfisher (Singapore, Nov 2015 and Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). Red-backed Kingfisher (Alice Springs, Australia, Dec 2016). Ruddy Kingfisher (Singapore, Nov 2015). Sacred Kingfisher (Brisbane, Australia, Dec 2016).

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Malaysia Approves Controversial Research Lab

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MALAYSIA will not shut down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab after investigations showed that the animals were not exposed to torture, a senior official said on Thursday. Tags: animal research malaysia. The investigation cleared the animal lab. From Straits Time.

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Crested and Proud

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Crested Myna (Shanghai, China) Black Crested Bulbul (Nonggang, China) Crested Barbet (Letaba, Bateleur, Kruger Park, South Africa) Crested Bunting (Nonggang, China) Crested Dove (somewhere in Australia) Crested Finchbill (Tengchong, China) Crested Flameback (Taman Negara, Malaysia) Crested Francolin (Ndumo, South Africa) Crested Goshawk (Shanghai, (..)

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British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

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Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs. Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the goverment's top veterinary official said on Sunday. Tags: animal research malaysia.

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Weird Meat Seized in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, 12 tonnes of exotic animal meat was seized from smugglers. Tags: exotic meats smuggling malaysia. don't know how I come across these weird stories. It consisted of bear, iguana and owl meat. Any kind of meat is gross to me, but owl? That's new to me!

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