“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen. And now I am holding the “The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia” – an expanded and fully updated second edition of “The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in Southeast Asia”. Low Bing Wen is a terrestrial ecologist and a keen birdwatcher with more than 20 years of field experience in Southeast Asia, India, China and Australasia.

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Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

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Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Asia China Hong Kong Hotels News Resorts DJSI 2014 Dow Jones Corporate Sustainability Index Green Travel News Reuters Shangri-La

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Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

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The prinias are a group of around 25 Old World warbler species found in Africa and Asia. On the contrary, it may very well be one of the most dangerous bird species in Asia, if not the world. It must suck to be called “ Brown Prinia “ Try as I might, I can’t think of a name that implies more boredom and more unattractiveness, and is less apt at attracting the interest of birders.

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

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Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird NatureGoat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should.

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Hill Mynas: A Touch of Tropical Asia in Miami

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Miami, Florida has a reputation among the birding community for being overrun with exotic bird species. It is well-deserved. Spot-breasted Oriole , Purple Swamphen , Common Myna , White-winged Parakeet , Red-whiskered Bulbul and Monk Parakeet are the ones that garner the most attention among those interested in listing, since they are ABA-countable.

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Microsoft Joins Animal Asia’s Fight Against Bear Bile Farming

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Microsoft has joined with Animals Asia to fight bear bile farming in China, by developing the new educational interactive website, ‘Exploring Moon Bears.’ Read More The post Microsoft Joins Animal Asia’s Fight Against Bear Bile Farming appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Vegan Chef Matthew Kenny Opens Asia’s First Plant-Based Culinary Academy

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Evason Hua Hin resort in Pranburi, Thailand is joining forces with vegan chef Matthew Kenney to open Asia’s first-ever plant-based culinary academy. The new culinary academy offers month-long courses, as Read More The post Vegan Chef Matthew Kenny Opens Asia’s First Plant-Based Culinary Academy appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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From Academia to Action: Conservancy Science in Asia & the Pacific

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Lead scientist Eddie Game shares his thoughts on what it means to be a science-based organization, and how Conservancy scientists help deliver on-the-ground impact. Ideas

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What Exercise Culture in Asia can Teach us about Workplace Health.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today asia workplaces China exercise exercise at work Health and Wellness Japan sitting too much staying fit staying healthy Vietnam workplaceIn Vietnam and China, for example, it’s not uncommon to see retail employees doing calisthenics together on the street or in a park before they open for a day’s trading. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Ricky Gervais Brings Moon Bear Cake to Animals Asia Event

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Read More The post Ricky Gervais Brings Moon Bear Cake to Animals Asia Event appeared first on Ecorazzi. There were no actual moon bears in sight at last night''s @AnimalsAsia charity event, unless you count the moon bear shaped cake Ricky Gervais brought. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

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Yao Ming Visits Animal Asia’s Rescued Bile Farm Bears

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The basketball superstar visited Animal Asia's Chengdu sanctuary and met some of the bears rescued from bile farms. Read More. Animals Causes Featured News yao ming

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To the Backpackers Visiting South East Asia.

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Be humble, not arrogant. Adventure Arts & Culture mindful travel travel

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Extreme Weather Pummels Asia

Celsias

South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world as its population is growing far too quickly and the glaciers in the Himalayas depleting very quickly. Climatic changes are actually happening and Earth is heating up, the glaciers melting and water is being consumed by the growing population. For Pakistan, the bad news is that the River Indus is 30 to 40 per cent dependent on the Himalayan glaciers.

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Demand From China Decimating Anteaters Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Illegal activities are being blamed for yet another species decline, this time the pangolin of Asia. The pangolin is currently top on the list of illegally trafficked mammals across Asia. The pangolin was spread widely throughout Asia until the 1990s when the demand for their scales and meat skyrocketed. The pangolin is still found in some parts of Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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A Poem About Her. ~ Joanna (Asia) Vermaak

Elephant Journal

Several years ago a had a friendly encounter with a beautiful woman in my french class. Although I have always been open minded, the idea of becoming so infatuated with another woman never crossed my mind. The more I tried to resist thinking of her, the bigger my desire and longing to taste her lips grew. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Literary Journal Sexy bisexual desire encounters french woman love loving a woman lust poetry sex

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Serena Williams Launches UNICEF’s Schools for Asia

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The tennis star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has kicked off the program to create schools for disadvantaged kids in South and East Asia. Read More. Causes News People Top News serena williams

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HOLISTIC BASIN PLANNING NEEDED TO MITIGATE FLOODING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Green (Living) Review

A paper in CIWEM’s Journal of Flood Risk Management highlights the critical issues and solutions in terms of flood management with regards to Southeast Asia. Until recently, the approach to flood management in much of Southeast Asia has been piecemeal and localised. With heavy flooding currently affecting one million people in the southern provinces of Thailand, a more holistic approach to flood mitigation is needed.

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Cloud Peak Lost Money Selling Coal to Asia

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If any company can profit from exporting Powder River Basin (PRB) coal to Asia, it’s Cloud Peak Energy. And that makes the company’s third quarter earnings announcement quite a shock: Cloud Peak’s management announced that the firm’s export arm is now losing money selling its coal to Asia. Powder River Basin coal train. Photo by Kimon Berlin, cc.

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Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific

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[link] IGES White Paper IV Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire

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Wildlife Asia Pacific BatsThe pale bat with a soft but deadly embrace.

See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

Green Prophet

We’ve killed it! Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is about 10% of its former size. Is it our love for cotton or Soviet mismanagement? See the individual images below of a dying saltwater lake in progress.

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Japan’s Aid Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

A spokesman for the Japanese government announced today that the country had budgeted $10 billion in aid to developing countries who need help to fight global warming. The money would be allocated for grants and low-interest loans over a period of five years and would fund projects that aimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and develop alternative energy technology.

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Schoolkids Across Asia Team Up to Save the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper

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Photo by JJ Harrison/Wikimedia Commons. Children are cute. So are Spoon-billed Sandpipers. And when you have adorable children coloring adorable pictures of Spoon-billed Sandpipers for an animated video about saving said Sandpipers, my friends, you have officially pushed the cute meter to the limit. For proof, check out this behind-the-scenes look at the video-creation process. Hat tip to Clare M. for the scoop!)

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Incentivizing Tree Planting in Myanmar

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From the Field Asia Pacific ForestsHow can nature-based solutions stand the test of time in Myanmar?

Cassowary Quest: A Tale of Danger and Defecation

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I peered into the forest,… Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Endangered Species Traveling NaturalistI got excited when I saw the first pile of poop.

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Meet the Frogmouth, Australia’s Weirdest Bird

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Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birds Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Weird NatureWith an unsettling glare and tree-like camouflage, what’s not to love about frogmouths?

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A Glimmer of Hope. ~ Joanne (Asia) Vermaak {poem}

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Another year passed like a whisper as I mumble into your ears sudden silent words of sweetness. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Literary Journal Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) birds environment life love poetry

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In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

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Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Fire Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Traveling NaturalistThe conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch.

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Japan Science Leads Strong Asia-Pacific Performance

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Japan retains its scientific leadership in the Asia-Pacific in 2011, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2011 Asia-Pacific released today. Japan is the most productive of the Asia-Pacific countries, followed by China, Australia, Korea and Singapore. It is a strong performance, given the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused over US$1 billion damage to science infrastructure in Japan.

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Sun Bear: World’s Smallest Bear Has Surprisingly Human Traits

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From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered SpeciesThe tiny sun bear is solitary and elusive, but it can mimic facial expressions like a human.

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How Hitchhiking Oysters Build New Reefs

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Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Oceans RestorationIn Australia, juvenile oysters hitch rides on mud whelks, subjecting them to a slow-motion death by starvation. Killer oysters. Sort of.

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Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

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In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com. In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing. In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.

Recovery: Zombie Mouse Apocalypse

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From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Endangered Species Invasive SpeciesIsland birds face a new and horrific threat, but help is on the way.

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Ozone On U.S. West Coast Traced To Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Ozone from Asia is contributing to the increase of ozone in these areas, especially the ozone in the troposphere, which is two to five miles in altitude. This is not completely surprising as many pollutants make their way from Asia to the United States. However, this was the first definitive study on ozone coming from Asia to the U.S. Other pollutants which make their way from Asia are mercury, PCBs and soot.

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Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

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From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Disease & Parasites Health & Nature Indigenous Peoples WildlifeIn northern Australia, scientists and young indigenous rangers are working together to gain a better understanding of billabong health.

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George’s Long Farewell: Why One Snail’s Death Became International News

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Invasive SpeciesThe death of a colorful snail named George draws international attention over the plight of vanishing species.

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A Night With the Platypus Scientist

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Mammal Watching Urban ConservationTrapping for platypus is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. A very adorable needle.

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Content of South Asia’s Brown Cloud Determined

Eco Friendly Daily

Ever wonder what exactly comprises the dark, dreary brown cloud that covers a large part of India and other South Asia nations which the wind blows our way? However, with many of South Asia’s residents being poor it may be easier said than done to provide residents with improved cooking technologies. Well scientists have been studying the brown cloud to determine what are the main contents and they believe they finally have an answer.

Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

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Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

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Being a European birder, I find it particularly interesting to discover which of “my birds” extend their ranges through Asia all the way into this Pacific island country, and it is especially fascinating to see the diversity of stilts, woodcocks and snipes as one goes further east.

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Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Urban ConservationUnder threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us?

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Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

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From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Herps RestorationScientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam.

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