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Can We Tame The Wild Marketplace For Exotic Pets in Malaysia?

Hannan Azmir, Journalist | Lee Kwai Han, Environmental Journalist | Dr Nor Arlina Amirah Ahmad Ghani, Founder & Director, Justice for Wildlife Malaysia

08-Apr-24 15:00

Can We Tame The Wild Marketplace For Exotic Pets in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, it's sadly not that difficult to purchase wildlife as pets, especially through online channels. But what's spurring Malaysians to want to own and then buy these exotic pets, and are there enough laws to prevent the often illegal trade of these wild species of animals? We speak to journalists Hannan Azmir and Lee Kwai Han, who recently wrote two articles on the illegal trade of wildlife online, for local environmental journalism portal, Macaranga. We also speak to Dr Nor Arlina Amirah Ahmad Ghani from Justice for Wildlife Malaysia, a non-profit research enterprise entity who aims to protect and conserve wildlife in Malaysia through legal means, and how they are promoting legal literacy among wildlife conservation fraternities.

Image credit: Macaranga (Hannan Azmir)

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  Law/Activismenvironmentcontroversies

Tags:  online trade of wildlifeJustice for Wildlife Malaysialegal loopholesthe bigger pictureearth mattersexotic pet tradeillegal wildlife trademacarangawildlife conservation act 2010

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