Crackdown on wildlife abuse

Sarawak launches raids, rescues wildlife, begins awareness drive

Hunting of wildlife for exotic feasts and to be kept as trophies will no longer be accepted as a norm in the state, says the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC).

Its chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton said enforcement units had carried out numerous raids throughout the state against wildlife abuse.

“We have rescued many rare animals during the raids at urban markets in Miri, Kuala Baram, Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Matang, Serian, Bau, Sibu, Julau, Selangau, Bintulu and Kidurong over the past week.

“Among the many species seized from wildlife traders and keepers are live barred eagle-owl, live buffy fish owl, live blue-crowned hanging parrot, live spotted dove, other live birds, live terrapins, live tortoises, live pythons, slaughtered pythons and wildboar parts,” he said.

Zolkipli said they sought the help of the police, the local councils and the Sarawak Forestry Department to help in the raids at wet markets in commercial and residential areas.

“A police report was also lodged in one of the raids against those caught possessing the wildlife.

“However, many of these wildlife traders managed to escape before our enforcement teams arrived, leaving behind the animals,” he said.

Zolkipli said the statewide crackdown against wildlife abuse and exploitation would not stop as the corporation “means business”.

He said aside from enforcement raids, posters would be put up in wet markets, warning traders against selling wildlife and other protected species.

“Education and awareness campaigns too are important.

“Our long-term goal is to stop the abuse, trading and consuming of wildlife,” he said.

Zolkipli came here with a high-profile team to personally look into issues of wildlife abuse after a series of articles was highlighted in The Star.

He also announced the setting up of SFC hotlines in Kuching against wildlife abuse.

The hotlines are (019-885 9996, 016-856 5564), Sibu (019-819 0140, 019-889 4474), Bintulu (019-822 3449) and Miri (019-822 4566, 019829 0994).

Source: Stephen Then, Star Metro

NCR FAQ: Why the need to survey my NCR land using Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code?

SURAT BERANAK (SEC.6) KENA ADA DULU BARU BOLEH BUAT PASSPORT (SEC.18)

This is NOT TRUE.

Section 6 – Is for Sempadan Kampung through the New NCR Initiative Programme.

Section 18 – Is for individual NCR land boundary. Bila-bila boleh buat. 

Ikut keperluan masing-masing dan kesediaan kampung masing-masing.

Any case(s) of NCR land being surveyed directly using Section 18?

The new initiative of the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land surveying which uses Section 6 powers, started only in late 2010.

Section 18, existed far longer than that program. Some of our kampung lands got the individual titles back in 1990s surveyed straight under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code.

Of course. If you use the new initiative of the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land surveying, then section 18, is phase two of the program.

The New Initiative of NCR Land Survey Program was to accelerate the speed which Section 18 individual title can be given through a systematic approach.

There is no requirement for either one of Section 6 or Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code to be done first.

The decision to do Section 6 first was an intra vires policy decision based on expediency. I was made to understand that if Section 18 was to be done first it would take 120 years to finish all the survey taking into account all the disputes and delays. 

By then a big junk of our NCR land might have been lost/abandon/untraceable etc. Thus the perimeter survey initiative was started by the Sarawak government to avoid all this.

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