The New York Times reports on rangers who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the trees in Thailand. Deep in a jungle in Thailand, a battle is being waged between poorly armed forest rangers and poachers trying to sate China’s growing appetite for rare and precious rosewood. Read story at ‘These Forests […]
Owls are some of the forests’ most regal, mysterious and graceful models for wildlife photographers. These photos by a photographer in Bangkok, Thailand who goes by Sasi Smith show the many different faces of these ferocious, silent hunters. Sasi is a very prolific photographer, and he doesn’t just shoot owls – he has quite a […]
This 8 July 2018 video says about itself: All Crocodile Species Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, […]
By: Naiyi Jiang Over the summer, one of our staff writers participated in a Thailand study abroad experience through a program called Loop Abroad. Read on to hear all about her trip for this latest installment of Students in Sustainability! This summer, I spent three weeks studying abroad in Thailand. This trip was filled with […]
(from the blog of netzfrauen.org) A truck containing rosewood suspected to have been logged illegally in Kampong Thom province sits on the side of the road near an economic land concession belonging to Try Pheap in 2013. PHOTO SUPPLIED The destruction of nature has taken on a gigantic dimension. If humans had […]
From the Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network: Rare whale beaches in Philippines, dies Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 DAVAO CITY – A “super rare” ginkgo-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) beached in Maco, Compostela Valley, on Wednesday but later died due to its failure to digest garbage and other debris it had eaten, a conservationist here said […]
Why bother to clean it up when you can just move the Capitol to another less-polluted city. Indonesia is not exactly at the forefront of conservation as within its boundaries their sub-species of tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos (there are others) are at risk in that country wherever they occur, due to habitat loss, palm oil plantations, other types of farming and development, poaching, pollution,climate change, illegal logging, etc, etc; and I guess just not caring enough.
Indonesia is the worlds most populated country on a square foot basis- this is not the wildlife’s fault, though!