News Asia-Pacific Forest Governance Program

Balu Perumal at Endau Rompin National Park, Malaysia © Hum Gurung

Goodbye to a Conservation Hero – Balu Perumal,...

Wed, 11/08/2021
Balu Perumal – Head of Conservation, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS, BirdLife in Malaysia) passed away peacefully on 6 August 2021 as a result of COVID-related complications. He was a leading conservationist in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and was liked and deeply respected within the BirdLife Partnership in Asia.

Empowering Indigenous Peoples to manage and...

Mon, 09/08/2021
Indigenous Peoples know their lands better than anyone, and nothing can replace their expertise in forest conservation. That’s why BirdLife and Partners are providing technical training and support for Indigenous Peoples, so that they can manage and protect their local forests for generations to come.
Fidelis Nick has been working for the Tenkile Conservation Alliance since 1999 © David Zeller

“Nature and forest are part of my life” – we...

Thu, 20/05/2021
Fidelis Nick was born in a remote village in Papua New Guinea and is now Project Officer for Tenkile Conservation Alliance. We sought his unique perspective on forest conservation.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo

Meet the female forest defenders of the...

Fri, 07/08/2020
Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
Founders Jim & Jean Thomas won the Future for Nature Award © Tenkile Conservation Alliance

Why people and forests need tree kangaroos

Fri, 20/03/2020
What started out as a mission to save tree kangaroos has transformed the lives of over 13,000 people and boosted the conservation of some of Papua New Guinea’s most biodiverse and globally important rainforests.

Forests and Biodiversity

Wed, 22/05/2019
Forests play a crucial role in protecting wildlife. Unfortunately, they are being lost at an alarming rate. Can local forest governance help protect them?

Forest Governance in Southeast Asia and Pacific:...

Wed, 24/04/2019
From March 25-29, members of the Forest Governance project met in Malaysia to discuss the project status, identify challenges, and ensure successful delivery of the project. Here's what they discussed and decided.