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EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010
My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 from a common desire and need among organizations across the two continents to open up new venues for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.

Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010
On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..

Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010
Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010
Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed the entire day to hear out our long complaints, urgent pleas and sturdy arguments particularly on forestry issues and mining.

Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010
We have just completed our first Malayan Sun Bear research project, funded by the International Bear Association. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and one of the globally threatened mammals found in Harapan Rainforest.

New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010
BirdLife International in Indochina has just released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 35, for July - September 2010, which includes a feature on BirdLife CEPF Regional Implementation Team progress in Indochina. This feature gives an update on an additional one large and one small grant, brief progress of fifteen funded projects and especially the CEPF mid-term assessment workshops held in July in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010
A film crew recently visited Harapan Rainforest to make a film. I was lucky to join them to learn about making the exciting conservation films we see on television or the internet.

IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010
Haribon is in the process of completing a project called Golden Forests, Landscapes and Seascapes supported by the European Union and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Inter-nacional that aims to reduce deforestation.

BirdLife and CEPF expand funding opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

Mon, 16/08/2010
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions, community groups and other civil society organisations working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam have been given another opportunity to apply for funding to conserve the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot