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Hornbills’ surprise visit causes staff at oil and gas firm to go gaga

Hornbills’ surprise visit causes staff at oil and gas firm to go gaga

MIRI: Jimmy and Juliet, the famous pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills at Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR), paid a courtesy call on an oil and gas company in Piasau yesterday, causing the staff to go gaga over the unusual affair. The loving couple landed barely a metre away on the air conditioner compressor of the office […]

Piasau Nature Reserve to get timely boost

Piasau Nature Reserve to get timely boost

MIRI: The ecological and aesthetic values of the community-based Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) here will be given a boost with the implementation of the ‘Bring Back Rainforest Development Plan’. Under the plan, a total of 10,000 trees of various species will be planted in the next three years. It is projected that within 20 to […]

STB plants trees at Piasau Nature Reserve

STB plants trees at Piasau Nature Reserve

MIRI: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), the organiser of the Borneo Jazz Festival, held a tree planting ceremony at Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) yesterday to enhance its campaign to help preserve, protect and conserve the environment to make the state’s tourism industry sustainable. Newly elected Senadin assemblyman Datuk Lee Kim Shin, newly elected Piasau assemblyman Datuk […]

Hornbills: Agents of change at Piasau Nature Reserve

Hornbills: Agents of change at Piasau Nature Reserve

MIRI: The much awaited Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) in Miri is now a reality and is expected to be ready by late 2016. The existence of many totally protected wildlife species like the Oriental Pied Hornbill is said to be one of the agents of change for the conversion of the former Piasau Camp into […]

Piasau Nature Reserve set to become world’s next eco-landmark

Piasau Nature Reserve set to become world’s next eco-landmark

MIRI: The Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) here will further enhance the image of this city in terms of global tourism and environmental conservation upon its completion by late next year. The nature reserve – formerly known as Piasau Camp – is a classic example of excellent cooperation between the community and relevant authorities. Sarawak Forestry […]

Jimmy and Juliet: Love Sparks at Piasau Nature Reserve

Jimmy and Juliet: Love Sparks at Piasau Nature Reserve

Back in the ‘60s, Piasau Camp was once a housing estate for expatriate staff and senior Malaysian employees of Sarawak Shell Berhad. Surrounded by casuarinas and other major secondary forest vegetations, Piasau Camp harbours a viable biodiversity of small mammal species, and herpetofauna.

Jimmy finds new love who may give him new off spring

Jimmy finds new love who may give him new off spring

MIRI: Mirians, particularly nature lovers, yesterday had another good news on the totally protected hornbills at Piasau Camp as Jimmy, Faridah’s widower, now has another female hornbill coming into his life.

Hornbill poachers arrested

Hornbill poachers arrested

MIRI: The three men suspected of poaching hornbills, a totally protected bird in the state, at Piasau Garden here on Tuesday were arrested by police yesterday evening.

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