World Ranger Day: An Interview with Tom Amey, EcosystemImpact Foundation

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World Ranger Day: An Interview with Tom Amey, EcosystemImpact Foundation   World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate and celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. Tom Amey is the Director of Social and Environmental Programmes of EcosystemImpact Foundation and oversees their Bangkaru Ranger Programme.     Tell us more about the Bangkaru Ranger Programme.  The Bangkaru Ranger Project is a community ranger project based on Bangkaru Island, off the…

Meet an Amphibian Biologist: An Interview with Nathan Rusli, Indonesia Herpetofauna Foundation

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Meet an Amphibian Biologist: An Interview with Nathan Rusli, Indonesia Herpetofauna Foundation   With approximately a third of amphibians threatened with extinction globally, it is crucial we champion the importance and bring attention to the threats faced by this unique group of animals. Amphibian Week is celebrated during the first week of May every year. This year we invite you to meet amphibian biologist Nathan Rusli, Executive Director of ASAP Partner Indonesia Herpetofauna Foundation, as he shares why and how…

International Women’s Day 2022: ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme (WiCLP) 

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International Women’s Day 2022: ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme (WiCLP)  Due the pandemic, our first cohort of WiCLP participants have yet to meet in-person, and this was the closest we could get to a proper wefie! We look forward to the day when we can finally all meet in person.   “The only way to solve a multidimensional problem like biodiversity loss is to ensure that all stakeholders have a seat at the table – women, young people, and…

International Women’s Day 2022: An Interview with Kavita Prakash-Mani, CEO of Mandai Nature

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International Women’s Day 2022: An Interview with Kavita Prakash-Mani, CEO of Mandai Nature     International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world on 8 March. This year’s theme, #BreaktheBias calls for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and where difference is valued and celebrated. Kavita Prakash-Mani, CEO of Mandai Nature, which hosts the ASAP Secretariat, shares her journey and insights with us this International Women’s Day.    …

An urgent call to halt species loss in the ASEAN region

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An urgent call to halt species loss in the ASEAN region The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) have launched a new collaborative report, “Halting Species Loss in ASEAN: Baseline Information Analysis”. Co-authored by ASAP Director Nerissa Chao and ASAP Strategic Advisor Madhu Rao, the report addresses conservation issues facing Critically Endangered species in the region and gives key recommendations for the recovery of these…

8 ASAP Species Conservation Grants awarded in 2021

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8 ASAP Species Conservation Grants awarded in 2021 For the second year running, the ASAP Species Conservation Grants opened for applications in 2021 to support conservation efforts for ASAP species with a focus on species that receive less conservation attention. We received an overwhelming response with over 60 pre-proposals and are excited to share the recipients of the ASAP Species Conservation Grants and their efforts to save 11 ASAP species from the brink of extinction.   Organisation: Yayasan Kolaborasi Inklusi…

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 Highlights

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IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 Highlights The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 wrapped up on 11 September 2021. After over a year of delays due to the pandemic, the one week event was held in a hybrid format in Marseille. The event was a chance to bring leaders from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia together to brainstorm and tackle conservation issues. While many topics were raised during the Congress, the emphasis on the Green Status of Species…

Saving the Painted Terrapin from extinction – Satucita Foundation

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Saving the Painted Terrapin from extinction – Satucita Foundation Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis is ranked among the 25 most endangered tortoise and freshwater turtle species by the Turtle Survival Coalition. The terrapin, which is an unremarkable greyish brown colour for much of the year, lives up to its name during the breeding season when the males transform. Along with a lightening of the shell and head, a vibrant red stripe appears to be painted between its eyes, giving it a…

The fight against Saola extinction: there’s still time if we act now

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The fight against Saola extinction: there’s still time if we act now The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has today released a position statement that shows we must act now unless we want to lose Saola forever. It is a call to action for one of the most imperiled mammals on the planet. The beautiful species lives in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Lao PDR. Much of what is known about the elusive creature comes from local people, a…

Take part: Horizon scan survey on community based conservation

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Take part: Horizon scan survey on community based conservation The Calgary Zoological Foundation is undertaking a Horizon Scan of the risks and opportunities in community-based conservation, and is hoping for your participation. They would be most grateful if you could kindly identify and describe at least one obstacle to, and one opportunity for effective community-based conservation within the next 15 years. They define ‘effective’ community-based conservation as contributing to positive conservation and livelihood outcomes. Your responses will be anonymous, but…