Totally Protected Animals of Sarawak
Certain species of animals are clarified as totally protected in Sarawak under the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998. This is because they are now extremely rare, due to hunting and habitat destruction. Everyone's help is needed to ensure that they do not become extinct in Sarawak.
You are not allowed to keep them as pets, hunt, capture, kill, sell, import or export them, or possess any recognizable part of these animals without the written permission from the Contriller of Wild Life. The penalties for such offences are:
- for a rhinoceros, a fine of RM50,000 and five-years imprisonment;
- for an orang-utan or proboscis monkey, a fine of RM30,000 and two years imprisonment;
- for all other species, a fine of RM25,000 and two-years imprisonment.
If you have any enquiry, or know of anybody hunting or keeping any of these animals, please contact:
Forest Department Headquarters
Wisma Sumber Alam
Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya
Information will be kept strictly confidential. Call us today at telephone No. 082-319119 or 319139 or 446426 or hand phone No. 011221724.
For further enquiry, please contact us
List of Totally Protected Animals in Sarawak
The following table refers to the First Schedule [Section 2(1)] PART I on Totally Protected Animals from the Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998 (Chapter 26).
||The accompanying notes on the Totally Protected Animals have been extracted from
A Field Guide to the MAMMALS of BORNEO by Junaidi Payne, Charles M. Francis and Karen Phillips (1994) ISBN 967-99947-1-6 and
A Field Guide to the BIRDS of BORNEO, SUMATRA, JAVA and BALI by John MacKinnion and Karen Phillipps (1995), ISBN 0-19-854034-5
with the kind permission of Karen Phillips.