International Union for Conservation of Nature

State project threatens Kinabatangan’s endangered wildlife

Date of Release: 
Jan 27 2016

In the north-east of Sabah, the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS) is home of rich and relatively dense wildlife populations, amongst which the proboscis monkey, eight species of hornbills, the Asian pygmy elephant and the emblematic orangutan. However the stability of the LKWS's forests is fragile and dangerously threatened by land conversion and the high rate of fragmentation, mostly generated by agriculture (i.e. palm oil industry) and illegal logging.

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