Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Green Traveler Guides

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

Eccorazzi

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.

Trending Sources

Microsoft Joins Animal Asia’s Fight Against Bear Bile Farming

Eccorazzi

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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To the Backpackers Visiting South East Asia.

Elephant Journal

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

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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.

Cloud Peak Lost Money Selling Coal to Asia

Sightline Daily

If any company can profit from exporting Powder River Basin (PRB) coal to Asia, it’s Cloud Peak Energy. Powder River Basin coal train. Photo by Kimon Berlin, cc.

Bali: green inspiration at Desa Atas Awan eco-boutique resort

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Bedugul Hotels Indonesia Resorts Desa Atas Awan Josep Triay Michael Straus Reuters| Down Duvets in Bali? | | When afternoon rain clouds part, the limitless panorama stretches well beyond Bali’s southern shores. Ahhhh, this is more like it.

OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Indonesia Resorts Sudaji Michael Straus Omunity Bali Reuters Zanzan| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues.

Goa, India: shanti green escape at Alila Diwa

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Certification Goa India Resorts Restaurants/Cafes Vegan/Vegetarian Alila Diwa Goa Elvis Lobo Elvis Rumion Goa International Jazz Live Festival Gonsua green hotel Goa green resort Goa Michael Straus Reuters

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Fivelements: deep green ahhhhh in Bali

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Banjar Baturning Eco-lodges Indonesia Resorts Restaurants/Cafes Spas/Healing Arts Vegan/Vegetarian Yoga Fivelements Michael Straus Reuters Ubud| Sacred, Shocking Sustainability | I weave my motorcycle down a narrow, potholed road past exquisitely terraced rice paddies and through a tiny village.

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Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Fisheries Forests Research SNAPPProtecting fish populations on coral reefs sounds simple: protect the reef, protect the fish.

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Conservancy Talk

In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. Watch this video to see for yourself how this vision is becoming a reality across Asia Pacific. Help Protect Tropical Forests in Asia Pacific!

Sleeping around in eco-luxe Kuala Lumpur

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Batu Caves Be Lohas EcoGreen Organic G Tower Hotel Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur KLIA Kuala Lumpur Airport Kuala Lumpur green hotel Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Michael Straus organic food Kuala Lumpur Reuters Tanzini Thaipusam 2013

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

10,000 Birds

Trips Africa Asia I Am Birder South America world birdwatchWhat are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since. Usually, I interchange some birdy wallpapers several times per month, but this one has stayed for several months already.

Is your Coconut Oil Cruelty-Free?

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal cruelty coconut milk coconut oil food Indonesia monkey monkey slaves Southeast Asia ThailandIt hadn’t crossed my mind that the coconut oil I was purchasing could have been harvested using monkeys that are exploited, kept as slaves and forced to.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Fire Indigenous Peoples Mammals ResearchAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should use caution viewing this post, as it may contain mentions of deceased persons. The air smells of smoke.

3 Tips for Teaching Abroad as a Westerner.

Elephant Journal

Serena Williams Launches UNICEF’s Schools for Asia

Eccorazzi

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

Scientists (Re)Re-discover the Australian Night Parrot. Now What?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding From the Field Asia Pacific Birds Endangered Species Field NotesApril 4, 2015. Ornithologist Steve Murphy and Rachel Barr are tramping through the bush at a secret location in southwestern Queensland, Australia.

Ubud, Bali: sleeping in Michael Franti’s green bed

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Indonesia Spas/Healing Arts Ubud Yoga Franti Michael Straus Soulshine| Ubud’s Green Yoga |. I ’ve been a big Michael Franti & Spearhead fan ever since my friend Leah practically begged me to purchase the Everyone Deserves Music CD in 2003.

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Orange-headed Thrush

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Orange-headed Thrush Orange-headed Thrush By Redgannet • March 6, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share The Orange-headed Thrush , Zoothera citrinus, is common across much of India and south-east Asia.

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Yellow Bittern

10,000 Birds

It is an adherent to fresh water lakes, canals and swamps from India through East Asia, Indonesia and New Guinea. Birds Asia bitterns Singapore Yellow BitternThis weeks post is driven by a glut of pictures and the need to clear the air with a small confession.

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Headhunters, Poaching, & Arson: Community Conservation in the Arnavons

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Arnavon Islands turtle tagging expedition Asia Pacific Marine Protected Areas Sea TurtlesShe was nearly ready. Tucked up beneath the overhanging vegetation, the female hawksbill had nearly finished digging her nest, methodically scooping sand out of the hole, flipper by flipper.

Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

10,000 Birds

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.

Green Hero: Gili Islands’ Delphine Robbe

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Bali Gili Islands Heroes Indonesia Pemuteran Sanur Scuba diving Biorock Delphine Robbe Gili Eco Trust Michael Straus| Gili Eco Trust |. “Y ou really should talk with Delphine Robbe.”

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Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change Asia Pacific Climate Ecosystem Services Forest Carbon Forests ResearchWhat can light beams tell us about the state of tropical forests?

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Conservancy Talk

Our own Matt Durnin, Asia-Pacific Conservation Science Director, offers tips on how to spark a child’s interest in nature. Tim Laman’s The Birds of Paradise — a photo exhibit — will be suspended from the trees lining Charlottesville, VA’s downtown mall from May 17 to July 7.

“The More I Give, the More I Get”—A Tiny Orphanage with a Big Heart.

Elephant Journal

Various hill tribe villages stretch across the mostly unpopulated mountainous land of Thailand, many of them made up of the Hmong people, a Chinese minority that can be found scattered throughout Southeast Asia. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Travel Asia Ban Dek Dee Orphanage education For Children Hmong people orphanage Thailand

Introducing the Australian Brushturkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birding Birds“I think it’s following us.”. Walking slowly along the trail in Australia’s Lamington National Park, conservation geographer Tim Boucher and I were enjoying the rainforest birds when we realize that we, too, were being watched.

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Camera Trapping in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Led by Eddie Game , the lead scientist for Asia Pacific, they worked with rangers from the cultural organization Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa to deploy camera traps next to remote desert waterholes to better understand how non-native camels affect waterhole health and water availability.

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The untouchable Himalayan Healers

Green Traveler Guides

Himalayan Healers was named Socially Responsible Spa of the year for 2010 by Asia Spa. And it was featured by CNN in its Top 28 Most Relaxing Spas in Asia. All Asia Nepal Spas/Healing Arts Tours Himalayan Healers Michael Straus Rob Buckley| Nepal’s Green Massage |.

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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.

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Indonesian Borneo Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Bioacoustics Day in the Life Forests Indonesian Borneo acoustics expedition ResearchReturning to a tropical rainforest prompts a very specific form of deja vu: The deafening roar of insects. The cloying humidity.

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Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Coral Reefs Fish Fisheries MarineThere’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish. But what if that’s not always true?

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field NatureTech Asia Pacific Bioacoustics Field Notes Forests Indonesian Borneo acoustics expedition Research SNAPPThe chainsaw roars to life and the stench of gasoline fills the air.

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Escape to green Goa

Green Traveler Guides

All Asia Eco-lodges Goa India Restaurants/Cafes Yoga Michael Straus Singh Star Taj Exoitica Taj Hotels Vivanta by Taj Wildernest Yoga Magic| An Eco State of Mind |.

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5 Reasons to Love Sea Turtles for World Turtle Day

Conservancy Talk

Reptiles asia pacific coral reef Coral Triange marine reptiles sea turtles turtles Photo: © Don Whitebread. By Darci Palmquist.

Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist. That’s the idea behind an emerging Nature Conservancy strategy led by Maria Damanaki, TNC’s new Global Managing Director for Oceans.

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Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Arnavon Islands turtle tagging expedition Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples Oceans Protected Areas Science Impact Project Women in ScienceThe women huddle over the sea turtle, whispering quietly in Solomon pidgin.

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Big, Bold & Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ideas Asia Pacific Protected AreasAustralia has one the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world, from the coral-covered Great Barrier Reef to the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

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