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Orang-utan in my bedroom

Monday, November 12th, 2018


Education for Conservation in West Papua

Monday, September 11th, 2017

[embed][/embed] This colourful ship in the photo behind the two happy snorkelling kids is the Kalabia. She cruises around Raja Ampat in West Papau engaging the natural curiosity of children in order to teach them about conservation, which in turn helps build community knowledge and awareness, pride, love, and a sense ...

Wild Haven of Cambodia

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


Kayaking in the Philippines – last minute adventure

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Superlative sea kayaking in the Calamian and Linapacan islands of Northern Palawan, Philippines. Last trip 15-23 Nov. Next trip: circumnavigate Coron Island by sea kayak 30 Nov-03 Dec. Four participating so far. There's room for 3 more! Next: An 8-day Round Busuanga and Round Coron kayak expedition Dec 31 - ...

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

Community Project, Laos – The Eco Bungalow!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Eco Bungalow is a perfect retreat for families and travellers looking for a soft adventure that combines a visit to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang, with an overnight stay among the Hmong community which is supported by this FAIR TREK project. Contact Symbiosis to start planning ...

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 ...

December specials at Tribal lodges in N Thailand

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

50% Discount for your travel partner • The promotion is available for stays at Lisu Lodge, Khum Lanna and Lanjia Lodge. • Not applicable to lunch programs, half-day and full-day programs where no overnight accommodation is involved. • Valid for travel dates between 1 and 20 December 2014. • The promotion is applicable for a minimum ...

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 ...

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 ...

Luang Prabang Half Marathon, Laos, Oct 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A half-marathon in the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Luang Prabang will take runners on a route inspired by the daily procession of monks who walk through the town at dawn to collect offerings. Limited to 500 international runners to reduce congestion, the race on October 5 is titled “La Procession”. ...

Stay 3 Nights, Pay 2, Topas Eco Lodge, Sapa, N Vietnam

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Enjoy the Rice Growing Season in Sapa - home to one of Vietnam's most colourful hill tribe villages! Come and stay with Topas Eco Lodge, located deep in the Hoang Lien Mountain - these beautiful lodges dotted in a circle around the hills offer breathtaking views across the scenic valleys below. ...

Shangri-La to implement responsible seafood policy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has launched a Sustainable Seafood Policy. The new policy, which includes the commitment to cease serving shark fin in all of its operated restaurants, as well as accepting new orders for shark fin products in banqueting, is with immediate effect. Shangri-La also has plans to phase out ...

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 ...

Support the Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal, Philippines

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Support the Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal, the first in the Visayan area of the Philippines. Sign the petition to the local government of Moalboal by clicking the link below. The target is to get 5000 people to sign this petition to save the sharks of Moalboal, Cebu - an environmental ...