Publication updates 23 & 24: New Malaysian land snail genus and species named after the late Dr. Tony Whitten

In honour of the late Dr. Tony Whitten, the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology has just published a special Memorial Issue showcasing articles celebrating Tony’s career and new species or genera named after him. Project Limestone researchers named one new genus and one new species after him.

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Tony was an avid supporter of Rimba’s Project Limestone. Up to his last day, Tony was still trying his best to bring scientists like us and the cement industry closer together to explore how limestone biodiversity can be better protected (see Tony in action in this video: min 27:37 onwards). Continue reading

Press release: PERHILITAN and Rimba Produce Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes in Peninsular Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 6 January 2020 – The  non-profit conservation research group Rimba has just produced a ‘Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes Pteropus spp. in Peninsular Malaysia’, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN).

Conservation Roadmap

Rimba’s Project Pteropus has been working on flying fox conservation in collaboration with PERHILITAN since 2012. Now, this collaboration has helped to produce a Conservation Roadmap which serves as a guidance document for flying fox conservation in Peninsular Malaysia. The document provides preliminary guidelines on the necessary research and conservation actions that are needed to protect Peninsular Malaysia’s highly threatened flying fox populations. Continue reading