NGO

Bridging the gap: Mandai Nature’s mission to tackle biodiversity loss in South-East Asia

Biodiversity loss presents one of the most pressing challenges of our time. However, despite growing recognition of its importance, there exists a stark geographic misalignment between the magnitude of biodiversity loss and the financial and institutional resources allocated to address it. Singapore-based Mandai Nature is here to shift that and be a catalyst for the protection of some of South-East Asia’s most underrepresented species.

Bridging the gap: Mandai Nature’s mission to tackle biodiversity loss in South-East Asia Read More »

Guardians of the blue: MareCet’s quest to save Malaysia’s marine mammals

Dolphins, whales, porpoises and dugongs call Malaysia’s waters their home and play crucial roles in maintaining the ecological balance of their marine habitats. However, like many marine mammals worldwide, Malaysia’s wild marine sentinels face a myriad of threats.
Join us, as we accompanied the MareCet team on their January dolphin survey on the west coast of Malaysia: two days out on the Malaysian waters on a small vessel of discovery and conservation, joining a team of amazing experts in marine conservation.

Guardians of the blue: MareCet’s quest to save Malaysia’s marine mammals Read More »

Building a better future for elephants in Thailand: A tale of captivity, conservation, and ethical tourism

Dive into the intricate tapestry of Thailand’s elephant tourism scene as we unravel the compelling narrative of Ray and his sanctuary, ‘Following Giants.’ Against the backdrop of cultural tradition and ethical awakening, we explore the dynamic shifts and heartfelt struggles shaping the nation’s approach to human-elephant interactions.
From the national parks to sanctuaries, join us on a journey toward learning about a more compassionate future for these beloved giants.

Building a better future for elephants in Thailand: A tale of captivity, conservation, and ethical tourism Read More »

Born to be wild: A quest to save the singing apes of South-East Asia

Gibbons are renowned amongst primates for their loud and unique vocalisations. However, unfortunately, their extraordinary songs are an easy way for poachers to find them, and today, their numbers in the wild are drastically dropping, while they are popular pets purchased on the black market.

But could there be a way to successfully rehabilitate and give gibbons that were rescued from the pet trade their freedom back? We hear the answer from two of the best gibbon experts in Thailand and Malaysia.

Born to be wild: A quest to save the singing apes of South-East Asia Read More »

Turning the tide for Vietnam’s primates

Vietnam is home to highest diversity of primate species on the South-East Asian mainland. However, 90% of these spectacular designs of nature are facing extinction threats due to the high demand for wild meat and wildlife parts used in traditional medicine.

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, and release of Vietnam’s rare primates, many of which have been confiscated from wildlife traffickers.

Turning the tide for Vietnam’s primates Read More »

What does the future hold for the Mekong and its communities?

The Mekong River bursts with color and life, hosts rich aquatic life and boasts one of the world’s most diverse and productive inland fisheries. However, massive hydropower projects are threatening the future of the Mekong ecosystem. That’s why communities living along the Mekong River Basin have joined hands to push for change.

What does the future hold for the Mekong and its communities? Read More »

The regeneration of the Sundarbans – community-driven action for the world’s largest mangrove forest

The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest shared by Bangladesh and India, is threatened by coastal erosion, climate change, and deforestation. Many of those living near the Sundarbans exist below the poverty line, depending heavily on the forest’s resources. The Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) helps these vulnerable communities benefit from ecological restoration in a unique way.

The regeneration of the Sundarbans – community-driven action for the world’s largest mangrove forest Read More »