Dear Members and friends,
You are invited to a public awareness Talk.
Title: The Status of Crocodiles in Sarawak
Speaker: Mr Oswald Braken Tisen
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
Venue: Islamic Information Centre
Jalan Ong Tiang Swee (behind Swinburne University)
Registration: MNSKB Member, please register with Secretariat at email@example.com
Cost: Free of Charge
Please bring your friends to this very important Talk.
The Status of Crocodiles in Sarawak
Despite the recent downlisting of salt crocodiles in Sarawak from Appendix I to Appendix II under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES), crocodiles remain protected under the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998. They are primitive animals, presently estimated at 14,000 individuals. Crocodiles are found in many of Sarawak’s rivers. In Kuching, they are found in
Sg Santubong, Sg Bako and Sg Sarawak.
Owing to human and crocodile conflict, culling of crocodiles is being carried out by the authorities, which may extend to issuing licences to the public to do that as well.
Details of harvesting and licensing of crocodiles have yet to be set by the authorities where the meat and skin can be sold in the international market to generate income. What is the status on the conservation of crocodiles?
Come and listen to our public awareness Talk by Mr Oswald Braken Tisen, Deputy Manager of Sarawak Forestry Corporation, who attended the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES organized in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2016.
Love Life,Love Nature,
Cynthia Lobato MNSKB Committee