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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, 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 ...

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]

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!

Mt. Kelud erupts. East Java blanketed in ash – Indonesia

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Mt. Kelud, located about 50km west of the city of Malang, erupted on 13 February, shooting a column of smoke and ash about 10km into the air and people in a radius of 10km have been evacuated. Ash rains started to descend in the early morning hours and winds have ...

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 ...

Pilot Whales return to North Sulawesi

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Pilot Whales have returned to Northern Sulawesi again this year. September is often considered to be "Cetacean Season" on the northern tip of the Indonesian island and add an extra dimension for visitors coming to dive the world class dive spots of Bunaken Marine Park, the Bangka Islands and, or ...

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 ...

New Snake Species found in Cambodia’s Cardomom Mountains

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2551" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Cambodian Kukri"][/caption]A new species of snake which is scarlet with black and white rings has been discovered in Cambodia's rainforest, conservationists announced on Monday. The reptile, which has been named the Cambodian Kukri, was found in the southwest Cardamom Mountains, an area under threat from habitat loss, ...

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 ...

Last minute special: Komodo Dive Liveaboard, Feb 2012

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Last minute special offer on a one week dive liveaboard in indonesia's famed Komodo National Marine Park. World class diving plus a chance to encounter the giant Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard, found nowhere else. Location: Komodo National marine Park, indonesia Dates: 25 Feb to 03 Mar, 2012 (7 nights) Boat: MV ...

Endangered Turtle Released Into Cambodian River

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Conservation agencies have released one of the most endangered turtles — a Southern River Terrapin — back into the wild, with officials, conservationists, and local residents attending the release ceremony on January 16. The release was first announced Monday by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and Wildlife ...

Psychedelic gecko, “Elvis” monkey in new Mekong finds

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A wildly-coloured gecko, a fish that looks like a gherkin, and a monkey with an Elvis-like hairstyle are among the more than 200 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year. The area's diversity is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, but regional cooperation ...