Highlight from “Wildlife going cheap and fast in Malaysia”

It has recently emerged that anyone with RM3 can buy a government licence that enables them to go to a pet shop and purchase a snake, turtle, parrot and countless other wild animals, even though they have no previous experience of caring for the species or knowledge of suitable habitat in which to keep them. How stupid is that?

RM3 is the price the government puts on the heads of wildlife. Wildlife traders, illegal or otherwise, charge a lot more – profits are enormous.

Could this be a reason why so many tortoises and turtles continue to be imported, illegally, into Malaysia?

Loading data

Welcome to MESYM!
Connecting the green dots

MESYM.com is a crowd-sourced platform and a living database for environmental movements in Malaysia. There are many good actions being done out there. Our goal is to bring them together. We connect the green dots.