Malaysia

US-based founder of pangolin research centre, sanctuary needs public help

Malaysia
By on June 26, 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Animal loving engineer Peter Chan has come to Sabah to initiate the setting up of a pangolin research centre and sanctuary, but he would need the public’s assistance to keep the programme afloat.

Chan, a Penangnite who is based in Arizona, United States, said with the help of the Sabah Wildlife Department and state Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, have identified Tawau as the location for the centre.

The Sabah Pangolin Sanctuary and Research Institute (Sapsari) founder, gave a RM1mil startup fund, and hopes to get everyone in Sabah to be part of the programme.

“Pangolins are very much under-represented in terms of wildlife protection in the world, and I personally feel that we should take the lead as Malaysians to protect pangolins before they go extinct,” he said.

Article by Stephanie Lee/The Star, Malaysia. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/24/us-based-founder-of-pangolin-research-centre-sanctuary-needs-public-help/

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