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Indonesian villages powered by locally sourced sustainable energy

Monday, February 13th, 2017

7 February 2017 / Della Syahni - Mongabay A Pandansari resident tends mangroves plants. Photo by Donny Iqbal Indonesia’s national energy strategy relies on large fossil-fuel plants, but remote villages show alternatives are possible. An estimated 1.6 million poor households in Indonesia are not connected to the electricity grid. Indonesia's national energy plan, which ...

Wild Haven of Cambodia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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BEFORE THE FLOOD: Can the Bunong Culture Survive Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Published on Mongabay, 27 January 2017: Story and photo by Luc Forsyth Divided by promises of compensation, ethnic minority villages in northeastern Cambodia face relocation for a hydropower dam.When completed, the Lower Sesan II dam will inundate 36,000 hectares (89,000 acres) of forest and force 5,000 people to relocate, activists say. The ...

Cambodia Wildlife preview – Wildlife Alliance

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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Endangered Gibbons Released Near Angkor Wat

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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Wildlife caught on camera trap in Thailand’s Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Published on Jan 13, 2015 This is a compilation of videos taken from two different cameras set up in Thailand's Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Surat Thani province in July 2014. This incredible habitat is still brimming with rare wildlife. Full story on Mangobay

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Monday, November 24th, 2014

To those of you in the UK, please watch this - Pailinesque travelogue with lots of useful, insightful knowledge about the wonderful Mekong River and the dangers it faces from over exploitation. Watch on iPlayer

Tiger traffickers busted in Indonesia

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Two online merchants of tiger parts have been arrested in Indonesia. The bust was the result of a coordinated effort between local and national authorities, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) which supports 'Wildlife Crimes Units' operating throughout the country. The arrests are a small success in the battle to ...

“Too many people”: Philippine island being deforested despite extensive protections

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Almost completely covered in Protected Areas, Palawan lost 6.4 percent of its tree cover in just over a decade. About an hour and a half plane ride from the Philippine capital Manila is a long, narrow island home to about a quarter of all the animal species found in the country. ...

Meet Wild Elephants in Laos

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in Sayaboury, Laos, is a program dedicated to helping protect the endangered Asian elephant, helping to preserve this endangered species. Launched in connection with the NGO ElefantAsia, the ECC is creating an elephant nursery, offering access to veterinary care at a permanent hospital and training ...

Elephant Valley Project, Cambodia

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

For an original elephant experience, visit the Elephant Valley Project. The project entices local mahouts to bring their over‐worked or injured elephants to this sanctuary, where, in the words of project coordinator, Jack Highwood, ‘they can learn how to act like elephants again.’ A Briton with a contagious passion for ...

Irrawaddy Dolphin Watching in Cambodia

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin is an endangered species throughout Asia, with shrinking numbers inhabiting stretches of the Mekong River in Cambodia and Laos, and isolated pockets in Myanmar. The dark blue to grey cetaceans grow to 2.75m long and are recognisable by their bulging foreheads and small dorsal fins. They ...

Phuket’s beaches get a clean up

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Thailand’s ruling NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) has put operations in place to clean up Phuket’s beaches. 

The country’s largest island and a huge magnet for tourism, Phuket has suffered from squatters occupying its beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and tables, while setting up stalls to sell various items to ...

Police Arrest Man Attempting to Sell Turtles to Bali Restaurants

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

(7/19/2014) The Bali Police have arrested a man captured trying to sell 17 protected green turtles (chelonia-mydas) to Denpasar restaurants. According tot Metrobali.com, under arrest is a man named Sangkalan, captured when police inspected a van he was driving on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai in Sanur on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Police ...

Whaleshark spotting in Donsol, Philippines

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

"Butanding interaction" is the Philippines' official term for swimming with whalesharks. Butanding, a Bicol dialect word, means blind shark, which is how local fishermen once thought, incorrectly, of these creatures. Local whaleshark guides are known as Butanding interaction officers - or BIO - a somewhat pompous term for a good ...