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Malaysia: Sarawak government announces creation of national parks department

KUCHING, Oct 10 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today the state government is placing higher conservation priority of its protected areas and wildlife with the establishment of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

“The formation of the new department will lead to a more coordinated, focused and adequately manned to meet the challenges of managing Sarawak’s protected areas and its wildlife more effectively and efficiently,” he said in a speech.

Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/cm-sarawak-to-set-up-new-department-to-manage-protected-areas#kkwpUSDHduFIgcoj.99