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Indonesia’s Orang Utans up close and personal

By Dian Hasan | July 16, 2010 The playful Orang Utans at Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesian Borneo. Photo: Nicole Duke To understand the plight of the mighty Orang Utan, the magnificent orange apes that are native to … Continue reading

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The Coral Triangle ~ the richest marine biodiversity on the planet

More coral reef species than anywhere else on Earth. Six of the world’s 7 marine turtle species. 3,000 marine fish species. A 6-million square kilometer ecosystem that fuels economies and supports the livelihoods of over 100 million people. About the … Continue reading

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Are You Game for a 525 km Biking Adventure Challenge? Sulawesi beckons!

By Dian Hasan | January 15, 2010 Calling out all Biking Adventure lovers: Destination Sulawesi, a 525 km adventure route in and around Tana Toraja (Feb 1 – 13, 2010) Indonesia is renowned as the last eden on earth, home … Continue reading

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Unique Urban Parks | Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Dian Hasan | December 23, 2009 The hallmark of any great city is its urban park! Commonly located at the center of its core, urban parks play a significant role in providing traffic-choked cities with much-needed green lungs. As … Continue reading

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Slum Tours: Real Tourism or Real Exploitation?

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 The Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire has made the world’s poor urban districts a popular tourist destination. Is it supportive or exploitive? National Geographic Traveler takes a look. There was a time when most … Continue reading

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Orang Utans make their own medicine. Discover how via Volunteer Work!

By Dian Hasan | October 12, 2009 The animal world never ceases to captivate us. With the explosion of media, especially TV programs dedicated to animals and wildlife, and with a big help from the internet, information about animals have … Continue reading

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Elephants displaying feeling of mourning over the loss of fellow elephant

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 We have always believed that animals have feelings too, if man’s best friend is any indication. As for the other member of the animal kingdom, the following footage provides further proof that we … Continue reading

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