The West German government has banned the import of all pitcher plants, Nepenthes spp., from wild populations as of 1 January 1987, except when they are for scientific research, and if the species is not rare. Nepenthes rajah, only known from the Kinabalu, is specifically mentioned, but as custom officers cannot be expected to distinguish it from other species, all have been banned. May other countries follow soon! KHAN, M.K.b.M. 1988. Animal conservation strategies. In: Earl of Cranbrook (ed.), Malaysia (Key environments): 251-272, 5 fig., 2 tab., 2 app. — See Reviews and Bibliography.