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EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:28

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.

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Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:01

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. ..

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Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:44

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.

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Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 11:03

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.

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Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:57

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.

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New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:54

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.

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Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:39

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.

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IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 10:40

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.

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

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:46

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

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‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ – Japan's touring photo exhibition

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 16:09

A new photo exhibition, with the theme ‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ is currently being held in Japan.

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Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37

Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.

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New edition of The Babbler

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 14:16

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 34, for April - June 2010

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Oversummering Spoon-billed Sandpiper discovered in Thailand

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 13:37

Photos confirming the first record of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper oversummering in its wintering grounds in Thailand has been made.

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Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's lowland forest

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:09

“Rubber plantations are like a creeping cancer for biodiversity-a sterile green blanket that holds almost no food for either insectivorous or fruit-eating birds. Expansion of rubber plantations will further exacerbate the ongoing decline in wild bird populations”

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Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 09:18

The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

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Another success story of raptor rehabilitation in Thailand

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 12:52

On March 23, 2010, Center of Wildlife Rescue Coordination, Wildlife Conservation Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) brought a Brahminy Kite to Kasetsart University Raptor Rehabilitation Center (KURRU) for rehabilitation and release to the wild.

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Illegal pets in the Philippines

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 15:09

A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban setting. Some may do but will exhibit stress-induced movements or behavior.

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Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34

I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.

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