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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 ...

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 ...

New Anti-Rhino Horn Campaign in Vietnam

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Please pass this on to all your Vietnamese friends and acquaintances! [caption id="attachment_3203" align="alignleft" width="660"] Wild Aid's new Anti-Rhino Horn campaign for Vietnam[/caption]

Fish Geek Week at Lembeh Resort

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Fish Geek Week Dates at Lembeh Resort have been moved to July 18 - 26, 2014. There is still time to take advantage of this unique opportunity. It's going to be a very cool event. If you are remotely interested in underwater life, come and enjoy Mark Erdmann's and Gerry Allen’s ...

Fun facts about Borneo Wildlife

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Did you know that the Borneo Pygmy Elephant is the world's smallest elephant? Each sun bear has their own unique chest mark pattern, there are no two identical patterns. Similar to how unique our fingerprints are to us!

New Frog Species Identified in Vietnam

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A new species of frog has been identified in the high elevations of Vietnam’s Mount Fansipan by a team of Australian and Vietnamese researchers. The amphibian has been named Botsford’s leaf-litter frog (Leptolalax Botsfordi) as a tribute to Christopher Botsford for his role in amphibian biodiversity research in Asia.[caption id="attachment_2995" ...

New bird species in the Philippines

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

A ground-warbler from the Philippines is the twenty-third species of bird described in 2013. The species, dubbed Robsonius Thompsoni, is described in the August issue of the journal The Condor. It was discovered after researchers from the University of Kansas, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the University of the ...

Lanjia Lodge Green Season Special Offer

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Stay another night for FREE when booking a 2 nights package at Lanjia Lodge in Northern Thailand (Based on 2 persons traveling together) OR Stay another night for 1,000 Baht only when booking 1 night package at Lanjia Lodge (Based on 2 persons traveling together) Notes: The extra night promotion includes the room only and ...

Rare Spiny Turtle found at Namtaloo Cave in Khao Sok, S Thailand

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand always manages to deliver thrills for nature lovers. This week, a rare Spiny Turtle was found just outside the Namtaloo Cave by Dave and his team. If you are visiting Thailand and are a wildlife enthusiast, a visit to Khao Sok should be high ...

Pulau Waigeo from the sky – stunning!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This should taunt anyone looking for unspoiled remote places to dive with exceptional seascapes and unspoiled islands! This pic was taken from the air flying between Sorong in West Papua to Manado on the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia, as we passed over Pulau Waigeo. This is real frontier diving with ...

Mekong Turtle Conservation Centre Opens To Protect Cantor’s Giant Soft-Shell Turtle

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1932" align="aligncenter" width="670" caption="An 18kg Cantor's Soft Shell Turtle ready for release into the Mekong River in Kratie Province, Cambodia"][/caption]Kratie, Cambodia — One hundred miles northeast of the capital city of Phnom Pehn, scientists from Conservation International (CI) have partnered with local Buddhist monks from the 100 Pillar Pagoda ...