Tag: orangutan

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2009

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350 versus 450? If you don’t know what that question means, you soon will — it’s going to be a huge point of discussion this December at international climate change talks. On the other hand, you could just watch the video from 350.org above and then read this morning’s Cool Greeness, thereby equipping you to […]

A New Orangutan Population on Borneo

Written by | March 30th, 2009

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Finding a new population of any species is good news in conservation. But finding a hitherto undiscovered population of orangutans (see one in the video above) is really exciting. And we did just that. In December 2008, we found a significant population of Bornean orangutans. This is some welcome news on a generally gloomy conservation […]

The Real Identity of a Conservation Worker

Written by | February 16th, 2009

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I spend quite a bit of my time flying through the Indonesian archipelago. On-board entertainment consists mostly of reruns of a hidden camera program called “Just for Laughs,” where practical jokes are played on innocent passers-by. Although the jokes can be pretty lame, it provides a perfect source of silent fun. Sometimes the whole plane […]

The Lacey Act and What It Could Do for Indonesia

Written by | December 4th, 2008

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An amendment to the Lacey Act was recently approved by the U.S. Congress. It may sound like another piece of rather tedious paper work, but this amendment has major implications for management and conservation of forests in Indonesia. The new Lacey Act amendment basically says that any plant or timber products that come into the […]

Giving People a Voice: Why Wehea is in the News

Written by | December 4th, 2008

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Sitting in the 16th floor breakfast restaurant overlooking Jakarta’s polluted skies, my eye caught an unusual news feature in the Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s biggest English language newspaper. The article was about fuel prices — which many articles are these days. But it was specifically about fuel prices in Wehea. What’s so special about that? Well, […]

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