Pulling Birds at Panti Forest in Malaysia

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JOHOR, MALAYSIA, DECEMBER 2012 – If you’re traveling to Singapore for birding, you might want to think outside the box or, in this case, the island. Some of the best birding in the area is just 90 minutes or so north in peninsular Malaysia, home of the infamous Panti Forest. Con is a master at his craft and an uncanny resource on the birds of Singapore, Malaysia, and much of Asia. 57 species total ( includes commute from Singapore to Malaysia ).

Malaysia Passes New, Stricter Animal Welfare Act


Following outcry from animal rights activists, Read More The post Malaysia Passes New, Stricter Animal Welfare Act appeared first on Ecorazzi. The Malaysian government has passed into a law a new animal welfare act that imposes harsher penalties for those torturing or neglecting an animal. Animals Causes News Top News


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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea 2nd edition – A Field Guide Review

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The peninsular Malaysia is not covered, yet it lies within the distribution maps and the bird ranges are depicted in it, too, but only of the species living within the Indonesian Archipelago and not those from the Asian mainland exclusively.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia is Vulnerable to Rising Seas

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The Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia is arguably the world’s most beautiful and it is vulnerable to rising seas. Malaysia is one of the few countries that share Dubai’s obsession with manmade islands and grandeur. Take a look at the beautiful Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia. The Welt Atlas map above shows the extent to which Malaysia is surrounded by water.

Birding Taman Negara, or the dubious joys of rainforest birding

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Then you arrive in a place such as Taman Negara, Malaysia, eager to start birding and possibly getting nice photos of all the beautiful birds you wish to see. Birding Malaysia rainforest Taman Negara

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Birding Fraser`s Hill

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Fraser`s Hill in peninsular Malaysia is another one of these almost legendary birding locations in Southeast Asia. Birding Trips Fraser`s Hill Malaysia The NationalBirding Fraser`s Hil.

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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The birdiest part of neighbouring Malaysia is the Sabah Province at Borneo, with about 600 species. Trips Africa Asia Borneo Costa Rica Ecuador Ghana Guyana Malaysia PNG Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe South America Sri Lanka Tahiti Thailand Uganda world birdwatchPresuming that you want to bird Costa Rica, you would book a southbound flight (from N. America) or westbound (from Europe). Yet, for most people, birders are all eccentric. What if you were truly eccentric?

Malaysia and China Sign US$11bn Power Deal That Involves the Displacement of 608,000 Borneo Natives

Green (Living) Review

Sarawak Energy’s Norwegian CEO Torstein Dale Sjøtveit asked to step down over his role in the controversial plans KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, January 2010 – Malaysia and China have signed a deal to carry out a highly controversial energy masterplan in the Malaysian part of Borneo that involves the displacement of thousands of Borneo natives.

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YES 2009 16-17/11/2009 in Malaysia

The Green Changemakers

The Youth Engagement Summit (YES2009) is a platform to create a cadre of engaged, active youth leaders dedicated to making positive changes happen in their communities and in the world. Youths are not just leaders of the future, they are today's leaders in their own schools and communities.

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Malaysia Under Smog From indonesia Forest Fires, But Which Companies Are Lighting Them ?


In Malaysia smog is an annual problem. While relations between Malaysia and Indonesia can at times be tense, Malaysia is playing this very dimplomatically as its thought that some at least of the companies illegally burning the ground to plant palm oil in Indonesia may be Malaysian companies. Singapore woke to blue skies after a change in wind but Malaysia has But this is the first time in 8 years that a state of emergency has been declared.

Crested Serpent Eagle

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FRIM (Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia) is open to the public who come to bathe in waterfalls, cycle, walk, picnic and attend educational events, but most of this takes part in a small section close to the entrance. Birding Birds Crested Serpent Eagle FRIM Kuala Lumpur MalaysiaTo the north of Kuala Lumpur, is a section of forest, easily accessible from the city.

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WWF Calls for Zero Burn Laws As Smog Engulfs Malaysia and Singapore


As Singapore and Malaysia struggle with major smog pollution and public health crises from illegal fires in Indonesia, WWF has renewed calls for zero-burn policies to be enacted and enforced. Satellite hotspot analysis showed the single jurisdiction of Riau Province, Sumatra as the location of over 88% per cent of the fire hotspots that have seen Singapore and parts of Malaysia blanketed with the worst haze and pollution since 1997.

Sleeping around in eco-luxe Kuala Lumpur

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| Surreal Nights In Malaysia’s Capital | Circling high above Kuala Lumpur, I’m in a free-fall. 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 It’s about the weirdness of what waits in that vast metropolis below.

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24 Hours (or so) in Kuala Lumpur

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The first of these was in the fine capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Birding city birds Malaysia South East Asia urban habitatLiving in New Zealand is fun and all, don’t get me wrong. Sure, there are no woodpeckers here and very few places you can get a decent donut, and everything is quite a bit more expensive than you think it should be, but I still choose to stay.

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A Few Kingfishers

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Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). Stork-billed Kingfisher (Singapore, Nov 2015 and Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas – almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe.

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This Aidilfitri, I’m Celebrating With Muslims & Jews (& Catholics, Buddhists, Atheists).

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Aidilfitri celebration gaza god Islam israel jewish Malaysia multicultural muslim palestine peace religion Down on the ground, away from ministries and official forms, the language we speak at home and the God(s) we pray to is hardly ever an issue.

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What Love is Doing to Stop Bulldozers in the Rainforest. ~ Jane Brunette

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green author awareness borneo compassion deforestation eco environment green industrialization kindness Malaysia palm oil politics rainforests writer Saving the people and the rainforests in Borneo, and across the world.

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The EU’s Plan to Stop Human Trafficking is Not Enough.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Africa EU immigration Malaysia middle east migrants migration policyThousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have been smuggled by human traffickers to Europe or to their death.

The Sumatran Rhino Has Gone Extinct in the Malaysian Wild


According to a new study, the Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in Malaysia. Sumatran rhinos have not been found in Malaysia since 2007, and what are Read More The post The Sumatran Rhino Has Gone Extinct in the Malaysian Wild appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Science Top News

Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

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I saw the Spectacled Bulbul at Taman Negara, Malaysia – an awful place for bird photography. The Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Taman Negara, Malaysia) essentially looks like a couple of other bulbuls. So does the Ochraceous Bulbul (Fraser`s Hill, Malaysia).

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Collaborative List – May 2017

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Countries birded were Australia, Costa Rica, UK, India, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Serbia and USA. Redgannet’s trip to Malaysia brings the life country/province/territory/Special Administrative Area/Kingdom/principality/fiefdom list to 39. May saw eBird’s Global Big Day, a collaborative effort that puts our humble endeavours in the shade.

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Two Birds

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Black-and-red Broadbill (Taman Negara, Malaysia, Nov 2019). Here`s another entry in the category “Rejected topics for bird-related coffee table books”, following my recent “Blue Birds” post. With remarkable accuracy, each of the photos below shows exactly two birds.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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now the pace quickens: USA; Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia; Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam. 1 en), Malaysia (781 sp / 19 en) (all 7.1 %). Malaysia, Rwanda and Ecuador top my wish list. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Vietnam Getting into Swift Nest Business

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Already a $200 million a year industry largely concentrated in Malaysia and Thailand, the farming of swifts is now being ramped up in Vietnam. While eating the nests of swifts is nothing new, the large-scale production of these nests is. Because they will rebuild the nests made of their own saliva when they are taken, and because they are worth more alive and building nests than they are dead, the practice does not harm the swifts and gives a positive economic incentive to conserve them.

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Search for Flight 370 Reveals Terrible Pollution Problem


Five weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, what has become clear is the staggering amount of trash in the Indian Ocean. Read More The post Search for Flight 370 Reveals Terrible Pollution Problem appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

The left-overs. 10 birds that didn’t make it onto the blog.


Black-crested Bulbul (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Greater Leafbird (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). The week between Christmas and New Year is always a good time to reflect on the year that just was. Amongst the highlights that featured in published posts, we find the drafts that never quite got finished, or didn’t have enough photographic support to appear on the world wide web. The left-overs.

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Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes

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Today it is found in its own genus, Rhinocichla, with its close relative the Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush, which visitors to montane Malaysia and Sumatra might have seen. I love babblers, and whether you treat them as a single family or several (and I understand the jury keeps getting called back on that one), its a hard family not to like.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2012)

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I’m headed to Singapore in a week with stops in Japan and I hope Malaysia. Nothing stirs this birder’s sense of excitement and adventure like the preparation involved in a trip to a new part of the world. Studying field guides, reading trip reports, and arranging meetings with local birders can be a process that takes more time than the trip itself, but makes the anticipation that much more delicious.

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Dubai exposed as major wildlife trafficking hub [video]

Green Prophet

Posing as a wildlife dealer, Chao met with traffickers in Madagascar, Malaysia and Thailand, shadowy figures with keen knowledge of major airports’ security procedures. But Chao says traffickers sidestep restrictions by shipping animals to Asian countries such as Malaysia, where corrupt officials certify the animals are non-endangered species before exporting them to nations with more rigorous importation rules. “It

Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown on industrial plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) [7]. Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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Hill Mynas: A Touch of Tropical Asia in Miami

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Distributed across a broad swath of territory that includes India’s Himalayan foothills, Thailand, Indochina, peninsular Malaysia and western Indonesia, this species occurs in moist or semi-evergreen forests that may include secondary growth and degraded habitats in its native range. Miami, Florida has a reputation among the birding community for being overrun with exotic bird species. It is well-deserved.

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City Hornbills

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Singapore lost a lot of birds during its urbanisation, but as the city has tried to green itself some have been coming back Pulau Ubin is a lovely undeveloped island near Malaysia with lots of forest left, and having made it here the hornbills have also begun to be seen on the main island of Singapore too.

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Let’s Get Sustainable

Environmental News Network

A large portion of condoms, over 10 Billion, are made in Asia and Malaysia ( Malaysia is currently one of the world’s largest natural rubber producers). Family planning is an important topic when talking about the environment and climate change. According to the UN Population Fund, the battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by distributing free condoms and made family planning resources more readily available.

Malaysian Authorities Destroy Borneo Natives’ Village

Green (Living) Review

Sarawak Village SUNGAI SEKABAI, SARAWAK, EAST MALAYSIA – In a dramatic twist to one of Malaysia’s most prominent legal conflicts between native communities and the government of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo, a Sarawak Land and Survey enforcement team, with assistance from Malaysian army personnel and the police, have yesterday demolished 25 houses of an Iban native community at Sungai Sekabai near the town of Bintulu.

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Borneo Natives Win Class Action Suit Against Malaysian Oil Palm Giant

Green (Living) Review

Controversial IOI group loses 12-year legal battle as Sarawak court declares its land leases "null and void" MIRI, SARAWAK/MALAYSIA, April 2010: More than twelve years after going to court, the Kayan native community of Long Teran Kanan on the Tinjar river in the Malaysian part of Borneo have won an important legal battle against the Sarawak state government and IOI Pelita, a subsidiary of the controversial Malaysian oil palm producer IOI.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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Malaysia (702 / 781). What 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. It makes me think what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Why am I here?

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Review of World Foods All Natural Cooking Sauces

Hug a Tree with Me

They are highly influenced by the flavors of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, china and India just to name a few. Perhaps the only downfall of being a clean eater is the fact that we now have to be so conscious of the foods we feed our bodies.

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Why Are Rhinos Endangered?


The Javan rhino is now found only in Indonesia and Vietnam, the Sumatran rhino in only Indonesia and Malaysia, and the Indian rhino is present only in small sections of India and Nepal. Sumatran rhinos have already gone extinct in Vietnam in 2010 and in Malaysia in 2015. The rhinoceros, the unicorn of the savannah, is the second largest land mammal in the world and is found in both Africa and Asia.

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