Last Updated on 3rd April 2014 Thursday 9:49PM
|Elephant found shot dead in Tawau
from the Sabah Wildlife Department (Tawau), Soffian Abu Bakar said
the carcass of the elephant, estimated to be between 18 and 25 of
age, was found on a road in the Felda Umas Oil Plantation.
Jumbo was felled by gunshot
SANDAKAN NATURE & WILDLIFE / ELEPHANT SANCTUARY DESCRIPTION
Sandakan is situated at east coast of Sabah and is the second largest town in Sabah and main gateway to nature and wildlife. Sandakan can be access 40 minutes flight from Kota Kinabalu and about 6 hours by road.
Sandakan has a famous eco-tourism destination such as Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, Rainforest Discovery Center, Sepilok Mangrove Forest, Turtles Islands Park, Sugud Conservation marine conservation area (Langkayan Islands), Gomantong caves and Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary as the last remaining forested floodplain in Asia and important area for elephant, rhinocerous, tembadau, orangutan and water birds and other animals and forest
New activities to be introduced in Sandakan to attract higher tourism spending:
Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) is located in lot 8 of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kinabatangan District, 2KM from the main road connecting Sandakan and Lahad Datu. A 25-hectare site has been identified for BES which has a capacity for keeping between 40-50 elephants
BES would become the centre of conservation for the Borneo Pygmy Elephants in Sabah by 2020, providing world-class resources and training related to conservation and ex-situ management of Asian elephants
BES development will include facilities for elephants including night stalls, exercise yard, bathing area, holding area, elephant treatment Centre (clinic, pharmacy, sick bay and quarantine, laboratory and post mortem facilities), office building and training and Interpretation Centre (multipurpose room, AV room, library and exhibition/information/reception)
Key OUTCOMES OF THE EPP/ KPIS
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
INDEX : Kota Kinabalu August 22, 2014 02:33:40 PM