Press Review

33 Documents in this Category: All Themes at location: Asia

China: coal mine impact on Yellow river upper basin – in pictures
Guardian (London) -  Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest ri... read more
[07 Aug 2014] 

Tin mining, palm oil plantations wreaking havoc on small Indonesian island
Mongabay.com -  Belitung Island has lost 10 percent of its remaining forests in 13 years, few protections in place despite biological importance... read more
[05 Aug 2014] 

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation
Greenpeace -  Major palm oil producers including Sime Darby, KLK and Asian Agri announced this week a "sustainability initiative" which Greenpeace warns will underm... read more
[21 Jul 2014] 

NGOs set one-year deadline to stop Xayaburi dam
WWF -  Leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today issued a joint declaration in opposition to on-going construction of the Xayaburi dam on the Mekon... read more
[20 Jul 2014] 

30% of Borneo's rainforests destroyed since 1973
Mongabay.com -  Research shows that just over a quarter of Borneo's lowland forests remain intact... read more
[17 Jul 2014] 

Despite moratorium, Indonesia now has world's highest deforestation rate
Mongabay.com -  Indonesia now has the highest deforestation rate in the world, topping even Brazil which has more than five times the natural forest cover Read more a... read more
[08 Jul 2014] 

Despite early headwinds, Indonesia's biggest REDD+ project moves forward in Borneo
Mongabay.com -  Just over a year ago, the Indonesian government officially approved the country's first REDD+ forest carbon conservation project: Rimba Raya, which ai... read more
[29 Jun 2014] 

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction
Times of India -  Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction i... read more
[26 Jun 2014] 

Despite poaching, Indian rhino population jumps by 27 percent in eight years
Mongabay.com -  The world's stronghold for Indian rhinos—the state of Assam—has seen its population leap by 27 percent since 2006, Read more at http://news.mongabay.c... read more
[10 Jun 2014] 

Conserving migratory ungulates in Mongolia's grasslands
Terra Daily -  Mongolian and international conservationists, including researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna, have joined forces to raise awareness of the global imp... read more
[09 Jun 2014] 

A sketch of the yeti: saving the Himalayan brown bear
Mongabay.com -  The Himalayan brown bear is one of the most ancient brown bear lineages. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-sekar-himalayan-bear.html#MBf... read more
[02 Jun 2014] 

Indonesia's forests increasingly empty of wildlife
Mongabay.com -  All through Indonesia people are going ever deeper into forests collecting whatever has monetary or nutritional value. ... read more
[25 May 2014] 

"Simmering conflict": the delicate balancing act of protecting India's wilderness
Mongabay.com -  The Western Ghats of southern India, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, is a 1600-kilometer (1000-mile) mountain chain that runs parallel t... read more
[13 May 2014] 

Palm oil plan unlikely to help communities in Indonesian New Guinea
Mongabay.com -  Plans to rapidly expand palm oil production in Indonesian New Guinea are unlikely to boost livelihoods for local ... read more
[05 May 2014] 

Is Aru safe? Indonesia suspends plan to clear half the islands' forests
Mongabay.com -  A plan to clear half of Aru’s forest cover for sugar cane has been ... read more
[17 Apr 2014] 

Humans and leopards can co-exist: Wildlife biologist
Times of India -  Leopards, like many other wild species, adapt well to human-dominated eco-systems and prefer "easy foods" available there ra... read more
[17 Apr 2014] 

Photos: Forests, peatlands, plantations, and deforestation in Riau
Mongabay.com -  Indonesia's Riau Province on the island of Sumatra has experienced rapid deforestation since the early 1990's, with ... read more
[20 Mar 2014] 

Indonesian sugar company poised to destroy half of island paradise's forests
Mongabay.com -  An Indonesian plantation company may be preparing to destroy up to half of the natural forests on ... read more
[16 Mar 2014] 

Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise
Yale Environment 360 -  With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profou... read more
[20 Feb 2014] 

 
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