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Tag: indonesia

First Global 'Camera Trap' Study Reveals Threatened Mammal Species' Lives, Damaged Habitats

With over 50, 000 photos (and counting) capturing over 100 mammal species from seven protected areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas…a global ‘hidden camera” research project is giving conservation biologists a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of many endangered or threatened mammal species.The camera study, conducted by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), is helping to confirm what smaller, isolated studies have indicated: that habitat destruction is jeopardizing the biological integrity and diversity of many of the world’s mammals.

Barbie & Disney Causing Deforestation — Greenpeace Protests {3 Videos}

Greenpeace has a new major campaign targeting some key toy companies — Mattel (Barbie maker), Hasbro, and Disney (links take you to PDFs of Greenpeace letters to these companies).

The letters above call on these major toy companies “to immediately act to protect forests in South East Asia and worldwide.”

Current La Nina Drawing to a Close

The World Meteorological Organisation, the weather agency of the United Nations, has announced that the current La NiΓ±a episode looks to be coming to an end.

Tiger Cubs Caught on Camera by WWF (in Threatened Forest)

These are the cutest little guys (or girls). Have to love that WWF could set up a hidden camera there and get these candid, in-the-wild videos of these Sumatran tiger cubs. Of course, the reason it has to do so is not so uplifting. As is mentioned towards the end of the video, “This forest is under imminent threat of being cleared by the pulp and paper industry, despite being designated a ‘global priority Tiger Conservation Landscape’.”

Old-Fashioned Bicycle Carnival in Yogyakarta

Ok, you probably haven’t heard of Yogyakarta, and if you’re like me the name just makes you think of yogurt, but a very cool event I just found out about puts the Indonesian province (which actually has a population of 3 million) on the map in my mind.