Best of our wild blogs: 11 Mar 19

Butterfly of the Month - March 2019
Butterflies of Singapore

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Malaysia: Water level at Air Itam Dam drops further

Nur Izzati Mohamad New Straits Times 10 Mar 19;

GEORGE TOWN: The water level at Air Itam Dam here continues to record a decline, believed due to the prolonged hot weather.

The effective capacity of the dam was recorded at 59.4 per cent today (Sunday), compared to 60.4 per cent on Friday

Based on the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) website, the water level at Teluk Bahang Dam is 74.7 per cent, while Mengkuang Dam is 45.9 per cent.

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Indonesia: Fire burns almost 1,700 hectares of land, forests in Riau

The Jakarta Post 10 Mar 19;

The forest fire in Riau has expanded as haze spreads to more cities in the province.

The Riau Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Riau) revealed that, as of Sunday, the fire had spread across nearly 1,700 hectares of land from a little over 1,100 ha on Feb. 28, causing smoke in Pekanbaru and Dumai.

BPBD Riau acting head Ahmadsyah Harrofie said Bengkalis regency was currently the worst affected area, as quoted by

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