As many as 35 tapirs were recorded to have died in road accidents between 2010 and 2015, according to Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Hamim Samuri. He said the threats to the animal’s natural habitat such as land-clearing, farming and new settlements projects, were the factors causing tapirs to move into areas close to human dwellings. “As such, the ministry has undertaken various efforts to protect, conserve and ensure sustainability of the wildlife, including implementing the ‘Safe Tapir Crossing’ programme by putting up signboards of tapir crossings at locations which are often used by the wildlife. “A total of 24 signboards for tapir crossings, 37 transverse bar sets, and 24 amber light units were installed in four locations in Johor last year at a cost of RM180,000 under the Central Forest Spine (CFS) project,” he said in his speech at the launch of the tapir awareness campaign at the Publika shopping centre here yesterday. He added that 260 animal-crossing signboards had been put up throughout Peninsular Malaysia so far. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/04/20/35-tapirs-die-in-accidents-from-2010-to-2015/#sthash.FgvfF3oy.dpuf- See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/04/20/35-tapirs-die-in-accidents-from-2010-to-2015/#sthash.FgvfF3oy.dpuf
Friday, April 22, 2016
35 tapirs die in accidents from 2010 to 2015; Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has undertaken various efforts to protect, conserve and ensure sustainability of wildlife. - See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/04/20/35-tapirs-die-in-accidents-from-2010-to-2015/#sthash.FgvfF3oy.dpuf May be JPJ should include wildlife accident on the road in the law.
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