Announcing the launch of the Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation

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Announcing the launch of the Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation Lorraine Scotson, CEO & Bill Robichaud, President We are excited to announce the launch of a new organization, the Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation. The Saola Foundation is dedicated to helping to save one of the most enigmatic ASAP species, the Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis.  Saola are one of the most beautiful and unusual creatures in Asia – a shy tropical bovid, most closely related to wild cattle, yet…

Funding in Partnership: A discussion with the Oriental Bird Club

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Funding in Partnership: A discussion with the Oriental Bird Club At ASAP we are developing partnerships with similar organisations in order to increase support for our Partners and the conservation of ASAP species.  The Oriental Bird Club (OBC) is for birders and ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation. Through generous support of their members and sponsors, the OBC Conservation Fund has supported over 250 projects to date. We spoke with…

Talking crocs and emergency funding with Steve Platt

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Talking crocs and emergency funding with Steve Platt We spoke with Dr Steven G. Platt, Associate Conservation Herpetologist at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Myanmar Program, and a member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group. We discussed whether crocodiles get fair representation in conservation, and how emergency funding can be a life saver for projects.  Do you think reptiles get a fair representation in conservation in Southeast Asia? There is recognition that turtles and crocodiles are in trouble, but I would say crocodiles…

Talking Tamaraw conservation with Emmanuel Schutz

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Talking Tamaraw conservation with Emmanuel Schutz We spoke with Emmanuel Schutz, Program Manager and Member of the Board of Trustees at D’ABOVILLE Foundation and Demo Farm Inc. He shared with us an exciting development in Tamaraw conservation, and what the next steps are for the species. Tell us about the Tamaraw. What caused it to become Critically Endangered? Like many other wildlife species around the world, especially Asian wild cattle, the Tamaraw has seen its status drastically impacted by the…

Interview with Megan Cromp, Founder and Director of Key Conservation

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We are pleased to be partnering with Key Conservation, a conservation tech non-profit established to help conservationists gain real-time support and funding. Founder and Director Megan Cromp answers our questions about the app and how ASAP Partners can get involved. What led you to come up with the idea for Key Conservation? While I was working for a sea turtle organization in the Caribbean, we received a call on our sea turtle hotline that a nest was being washed out…

An interview with Will Duckworth: “There’s something about Asia”

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Will Duckworth is the ASAP Species Advisor. He has been involved with ASAP since the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Southeast Asia Campaign of 2011-2013. How did you get into conservation? Will: As a small child growing up in England in the 1960’s there were a number of important influences for me. I became interested in mammals first through being read to and seeing them in zoos. I grew up in a small town where a leading British birdwatcher had…