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Protected Species

These animals are protected in Sarawak. This is because they are now rare, due to hunting and habitat destruction. You need a license to keep them as pets, hunt, kill, capture, sell import or export them, or possess any recognizable part of these animals. Issuing of licenses is at the discretion of the Forest Department. The penalties for hunting or possessing any of these animals dead or alive, and possessing any of their parts without a license is a fine of RM10,000 and one year imprisonment.


To apply for a licence to keep any of these animals, contact your nearest Forest Department office. In general, licences will not be issued to trade in any of these species.


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List of Protected Animals in Sarawak
The following table refers to the First Schedule [Section 2(1)] PART II on Protected Animals from the Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998 (Chapter 26).

PROTECTED SPECIES

English name

Scientific name

Local name


A. MAMMALS

All treeshrews

All species of Tupaiidae

 

All bats

All species of Chiroptera excluding those already listed in Part I

 

All primates

All species of Primates excluding those already listed in Part I

 

Flying lemur/colugo

Cynocephalus variegatus

Kubung

Pangolin

Manis javanica

Tenggiling

All flying squirrels

All species of Petuaristinae

Tupai terbang

Porcupines

All species of Hystricidae

Landak

Sun bear

Helarctos malayanus

Beruang

Bear cat

Arctitis binturong

Binturung

All civets and mongooses

All species of Viverridae

Musang

All otters

All species of Lutra and Aonyx

Memerang

All cats

All species of Felidae excluding those already listed in Part I

Kucing hutan


B. BIRDS

Christmas frigatebirds

Fregata andrewsi

 

All herons, egrets and bitterns, excluding those already listed in Part I

All species of Ardeidae

 

All storks, excluding those  already listed in Part I

All species of Ciconiidae

 

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Lang; menaul

All falcons

All species of Falconidae

Rajawali; menaul

All scrubfowl, partridges and pheasants, excluding those already listed in Part I

All species of Phasianidae

 

All waders, excluding those already listed in Part I

All species of Charadiiformes

 

Metallic pigeon

Columbia vitiensis

Pergam

Nicobar pigeon

Caloenas nicobarica

Pergam

All owls

All species of Tytonidae and Strigidae

Burung hantu

All swiflets

All species of Aerodramus, Hydrochous and Collocalia

Burung layang

All kingfishers

All species of Alcedinidae

Pekaka

All woodpeckers

All species of Picidae

Belatok

Asian paradise flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

Burung sambar ekor panjang

Crackle or hill myna

Gracula religiosa

Burung tiong

All parrots and parakeets

All species of Psittacidae

Bayan

White-rumped shama

Copyschus malabaricus

 


C. REPTILES

Asian Giant Tortoise

Manouria emys

Baning

All soft-shelled turtles

All species of Tryonychidea

Labi-labi

Falso ghairal

Tomistoma schleglii

Buaya jujulong

Estuarine crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

Buaya katak

All monitor lizards

All species of Varanus

Biawak

King cobra

Ophiophagus hannah

Ular tedung

Common cobra

Naja naja

Ular tedung

All pythons

All species of Phyton

Ular sawa


D. FISH

 

 

Arowana (dragonfish)

All species of Osteoglossidae

Ikan seruk; ikan siluk


E. INVERTEBRATES

All hard and soft corals

All species of Hydrozoa and Anthozoa (Actinozoan)

Batu karang

Raja Brooke’s birdwing

Troides brookiana

 


F. ADDITIONAL SPECIES

All species  of animal listed in Appendics I and II of the convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) excluding those already listed in Part I.

 

 
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