This is so sad Brunei. A Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) was killed in a car accident today. Sigh. We hope the motorist is ok as the car got damaged, but the bear is no more. God bless the bear and get well soon driver; sometimes these can be unavoidable.
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Daily Decay (27th November 2014): Snakehead Gudgeon (Ophiocara porocephala) @ Sungei Buloh
The 4th Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) carcass this season, this bird was found at Clarke Quay this morning with a broken neck. Clearly this bird is one helluva party animal.
Source: David Tan Instagram
26th November 2014;
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Aceh recorded that 28 elephants have died in Aceh since January last year.
The group said that without efforts to stop elephant hunting in the region, there would be solitary elephants that would be attacked by larger groups.
In 2014 so far, 14 Sumatran Elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) have been found dead, most of them without their tusks.
WWF Aceh communication officer Chik Rini said the causes of death varied from being killed to sickness. Some also died as a result of being electrocuted by electric fences surrounding plantations.
“Something should be done or there will be more deaths,” Rini said as quoted by detik.com on Tuesday.
Rini also called on residents in Aceh Jaya, Pidie and Southeast Aceh to avoid using electric fences near their plantations.
She added that none of the hunting or killing of the elephants had been investigated.
Source: Jakarta Post
Indonesia: More elephants die in Aceh in two years
Daily Decay (26th November 2014): Mayan Cichlids (Cichlasoma urophthalmum) @ Sungei Buloh
Another really rare migrating bird dies in Singapore. This Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus) breeds in the coniferous forests east of Siberia and migrates huge distances to Southeast Asia during the winter months, although not all of them successfully complete their journey.
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(Photo from Utusan Online)
Malaysia: Caged Fish Entrepreneurs In Dungun Lose RM500,000 After Fish Die Of Poisoning
24th November 2014;
Five breeders of caged siakap (Barramundi) (Lates calcarifer) fish in Kampung Tebing Tembah Paka here lost almost RM500,000 after their fish died from suspected poisoning.
They claimed the incident from Nov 16 caused all their fish to die, believed to be from disposal of waste from a nearby factory.
Jamilah Yahaya, 37, who has run this fish breeding business with her husband, Mohd Zawawi Sidik, 43, for nine years, said the incident had caused her a huge loss.
“When I arrived at the cages, I saw about 100 tonnes of the fish which weighed between 800 grammes to eight kilogrammes had died and were floating in the water,” she told reporters here.
All the breeders lodged reports at the Paka Police Station, the Department of Environment and the District Fisheries Officer.