Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sarawak Forestry to put up signboards

The Sarawak Forestry will put signboards at certain sites along the river bank at Kampung Pulau Melayu here to warn the public of the presence of crocodiles in the river.
Sarawak Forestry General Manager, Wilfred Landong, when contacted yesterday, said a spot check had been conducted at the area last Wednesday, including interviewing several of the villagers.

“Four Wildlife Rangers have been deployed to continue their surveillance, especially at night, at Kampung Pulau Melayu and along the river banks from Kuala Miri to Pujut Adong,” said Wilfred.

He added that the surveillance would be conducted at certain intervals.
Wilfred pointed that so far, no crocodile had been captured in the area.

He disclosed on last Tuesday, an English daily reported about the sudden presence of crocodiles in the river, causing concerns among the residents of Kampung Pulau Melayu.
The villagers had claimed at least four of the reptiles of different sizes had been spotted in the river, especially during low tide, or basking on the river banks since end of January.



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