Reporting Malaysian mammal records on SEAVR (Ecology Asia)

On 13 March 2018 I posted that Nick Baker (Ecology Asia) maintains a site for peer reviewed articles on noteworthy records in the Southeast Asia region. He has recently posted at that he is no longer posting records for Malaysia due to the unfortunate situation that:

In Indonesia and Malaysia recent changes in attitude and negative, disrespectful articles in the online press towards the harmless pursuits of amateur naturalists have led to accusations of non-citizens being engaged in illegal research. As a consequence, as of 24th August 2019 Ecology Asia no longer hosts any SEAVR contributions for Malaysia: this applies to both citizens and non-citizens. All SEAVR content for Malaysia has been removed”.

Paul Carter

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