Category Archives: Biodiversity

Protecting Marine Biodiversity: Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

By Dian Hasan | July 08, 2009 As nations across the globe race into modernization and build economies that bring prosperity to their people, we are constantly reminded to venture forward gently while being mindful of how we utilize the … Continue reading

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Unique Travel Experience: Saving wildlife while vacationing in Africa

By Dian Hasan | June 14, 2009 In our increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the idea of travel has taken on a new meaning beyond the adage “been there, done that”. Gone are the days when travel was more about … Continue reading

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Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Way of Life, Key to Solving Eco Issues

By Dian Hasan | June 11, 2009 In the past, indigenous people and native tribes living in far and deep corners of the world were often considered as an exotic find. Their primitive and “unmodern” ways of life, from their … Continue reading

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Investigating Indonesia’s Final Forest Frontier

By Dian Hasan | June 9, 2009 A report from the Greenpeace forest campaign team onboard the Esperanza in Papua. The area is rapidly becoming Indonesia’s new battleground for palm oil. Source: Greenpeace Asia

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LESSONS FROM THE RAINFOREST

By Bruce Beehler | Conservation International | May 5, 2009 I have been tramping around rainforests for more than three decades now, pursuing research, community engagement, conservation and my own love of nature. I have spent time in tropical forests, … Continue reading

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What is Green Travel, Anyway?

By Dian Hasan | June 5, 2009     With the rise in mankind’s awareness of the dire need to take care of the earth, and the importance of partaking in constructive action on each individual doing a part. Coming … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Primate Up Close in Tangkoko

The Jakarta Post | September 3, 2000 TONGKAINA, Molas, North Sulawesi (JP): Our bus took a left turn just as it approached the magnificent Bitung Port at the tip of Sulawesi Island. It headed toward Tangkoko natural reserve, about one … Continue reading

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Saving the Rainforest, Rebuilding Communities, One Orang Utan at a Time

One man’s odyssey that began with his compassion for the plight of the endangered Orang Utan in the jungles of Kalimantan (Indonesia’s Borneo), has developed into a truly exemplary life-long work of deforestation, rebuilding communities, reversing the adverse effects of … Continue reading

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Indonesia: The giant cuckoos, enormous gingers, and pretty leeches of Halmahera

By Tony Whitten | The World Bank: East Asia & Pacific | March 19, 2009 Judith Schleicher and I have just left the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera, which was the subject of my first blog post a year ago. We … Continue reading

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New “Lost World” Species Discovered in Indonesia

By Stefan Lovgren | National Geographic News | Feb 7, 2006  To boldly go where no one has gone before, one group of scientists didn’t have to venture into space. They found a lost world right here on Earth. “It … Continue reading

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