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.

24 Hours (or so) in Kuala Lumpur

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The first of these was in the fine capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Almost immediately I saw, up in the canopy of a tree, my first lifer of the day, some Asian Glossy Starlings. Birding city birds Malaysia South East Asia urban habitat

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The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

Once spread throughout the forests of Southeast Asia, they are now found only on the island of Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo , and few places in Malaysia. They live in and need trees, but their natural forests are being converted to palm oil plantations and coal mines at an unsustainable rate.

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Money on Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

Other countries that could benefit from a similar accord for rain forests include Brazil, Mexico, Congo, Camaroon, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Book Review: ‘My Journey With a Remarkable Tree’ in Cambodia

Green Prophet

He travelled with various guides (Sena being the most involved with the campaign against felling) and met Shamen and forest dwellers who revere their spirit trees. Laos and Vietnam have no FSC accredited forests and there are only three small ones in the whole of Malaysia.”

Tree-Free Paper Made from Palm Waste Set to be Positive Step Forward for the Palm Oil Industry

Green (Living) Review

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Palm Republik’s recently launched Kickstarter campaign is designed to showcase a new range of eco-friendly stationery products made from sustainably produced palm paper. Although we are based in Malaysia, we have targeted the U.S.

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes

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Its worth keeping looking for them even if you have seen them many times as they attract other followers, including the related Sunda Laughingthrush , and other birds, and even squirrels and tree-shrews. 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.

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City Hornbills

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Okay, they weren’t as fascinating as the birds of prey eating their, or the frankly still weird drawings of nightjars carrying eggs and woodcocks carrying chicks, but still, hornbills were cool because they sealed their mates up in holes in trees and then fed them as they raised the chick. One of my most cherished birding sightings in Uganda was seeing a distant male hornbill land by a walled up hole in a tree and feed its mate.

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Old, Tired Rainforests

Eco Friendly Daily

The best bet for quick CO2 storage is in the tropics, where the carbon soaked up by newly-planted trees outweighs the trees’ own emissions and other heat-trapping effects of forests. Decelerating growth in tropical forest trees.

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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Disaster in the Sundarbans

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Endangered Masked Finfoot photographed in Malaysia (Wikimedia Commons). When those roots are coated in oil, it could damage and even kill some of the trees. Smith and Rubaiyat Mansur, experts at the Wildlife Conservation Society, predict the die-off of small mangrove trees near the waterline in the next few months and larger trees in the next few years or longer, especially if trees become re-exposed to oil seeping out of sediments ( source ).

Know About Kratom and Its Legality in Minnesota

Green Prophet

Kratom is a tree that normally grows in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. Although this tropical tree is native to South Asian countries, yet now it is being grown in other parts of the world as well. Leaves of this tree have been used for various purposes.

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.

The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

All timber harvest in the sub-district is single-tree harvest, which means trees are cut one at a time, leaving many trees in place. It is common for a commercial harvest to leave 70 percent of the trees standing.

Kratom emerges as another natural opioid alternative

Green Prophet

There are an estimated 300,000 different species of plants in the plant kingdom, and cannabis and now kratom, from the genus Mitragyna Speciosa, an evergreen tree, are just two that are making headlines away from the Burning Man playa.

Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

Well known anecdote of the place: A well known Jim Thompson, a Thai-American silk expert who disappeared without a trace when he wandered to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Even modern resorts and cafes are having natural waterfalls, caves, and trees in them.

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Why Is Recycling Important?


Similarly, one ton of recycled paper saves cutting down 17 trees [9]. According to BBC News , the increasing demand for aluminum causes great environmental pollution in Malaysia. Two million trees are cut every day to supply the paper demand of the United States.

Palm oil and its impact on the environment

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Because the trees can grow in tropical climates, today almost all palm oil is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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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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Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


Other pangolins sleep in the hollows of trees or logs and some simply make a nest in the forks of trees. Some can even swing from tree to tree with their tails. Malaysia. Night animals fluttering among the trees. Pangolins are small nocturnal creatures.

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A Different Kind of Spring

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I am surprised they do not have a stronger foothold on the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, since they appeared to have no habitat requirements besides trees. Besides what was flying overhead, the handful of trees surrounding the hawkcounting tower often would have interesting birds.

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Finding an Asian Openbill in Singapore-second ever record!

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Other areas of Singapore had not had this level of rubbish, but with the tidal movements in the Johore Strait it appeared much of it ended up her from both Singapore and Malaysia.

How traveling slow led me to live a greener life

Green Prophet

While wandering through a 130 million-year-old rainforest in the heart of Malaysia, I heard a local guide explain how climate change is killing the majestic trees. Instagramming influencers, who hop on and then off for the photo op are giving travel a bad name.

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Africa’s remarkable long tailed birds

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Photograph taken in Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park by Adam Riley. Common Scimitarbills favor loosely barked trees for foraging.

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Grow Your Own Drugs – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Inspired by his grandmother in Malaysia who taught him about the health-giving properties of plants, James uses his top class academic knowledge to show how easy – and inexpensive – it is to make creams, lotions, lozenges and more which can help relieve the symptoms of a variety of common complaints.

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Boucher’s Bird of the Year: The Bornean Bristlehead

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Rail Babbler was number two on our list and it is so special that we made a side trip to the Malaysia’s Panti Forest, near Singapore, just for this bird. Three of them flew into a tree at the edge of the road. The Bornean Bristlehead, Tim Boucher’s bird of the year.

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Professor Wangari Maathai honoured with the 2nd International Green Awards™ Lifetime Achievement Award

Green (Living) Review

As it is the United Nations’ International Year of the Forests, it seemed fitting that the prestigious 2nd Lifetime Achievement Award be given to a woman who established perhaps the greatest tree planting initiative in the world - the Green Belt Movement.

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The Birds of Mt Kinabalu

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The green magpies are among of the finest members of the jay and crow family (up there with the neotropical Green Jays), but like their relatives in Peninsular Malaysia they make you work for it. I managed to see some close up in a fruiting tree. The Little Pied Flycatcher is present, but much more rare that it is in similar highlands in Peninsular Malaysia. Mt Kinabalu is the one of destinations that birders visiting Borneo shouldn’t miss.

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Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

Conservation concerns centre on palm tree monocultures, with their attendant environmental repercussions. Other countries that are increasingly dependent on palm oil export include Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

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Collaborative List – August 2017

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Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia. Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia. 9 beats, birded 9 countries this month; Belize , Guatamala , Costa Rica, UK, Iran, USA, Greece, Australia and Mexico.

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Interview With IFEES – The Leading Green Islamic Organisation

Green Prophet

The organization has also campaigned to end dynamite fishing in Zanzibar and encourage tree planting in Indonesia through Islamic teachings. We speak to Fazlun Khalid who set up The Islamic Foundation For Ecology And Environmental Sciences about the highs and lows of over two decades of work.

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Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: A Book Review

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Borneo is the third largest island in the world; politically it is divided amongst three countries–Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan) and the sultanate of Brunei. The danger of reviewing a field guide to the birds of an exotic country you’ve never been to is that you become obsessed with visiting that country, no matter how far away and how expensive it may be.

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Deforestation: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Conservancy Talk

The heat hazes, affecting people, every year, in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, continue. Companies also need the help of local, regional and national governments to set appropriate standards and incentives — such as those that prevent deforestation — and ensure effective law enforcement in areas such as the prevention of illegal tree felling.

INTERVIEW: Sofiah Jamil Talks Faith, Women & Climate Justice

Green Prophet

Spurred on by her undergraduate studies in Australia where she experienced a higher level of environmental awareness (compared to her concrete and urban home of Singapore), she has studied the implications of forest fires on Indonesia and Malaysia. Meet The Mexican Muslim Tree Huggers .

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Bill Clinton tells Brazil “Biofuels produced at the expense of tropical forests are no victory”

Green (Living) Review

This is all bad news considering that we need the trees as carbon sequesters. The message would have been even more poignant had President Clinton been speaking about production of palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia, where due to greenhouse gas emissions associated with land conversion from rainforest to plantations, the emissions from the fuel made from these crops can be nearly 10 times as much as from conventional fossil fuels.

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Climate gabfest ends without agreements

Green (Living) Review

Meena Raman, negotiations analyst from Friends of the Earth Malaysia said. “In We must do some real work and work on some real reductions; not play with indulgences which will defer our sins to some trees planted somewhere or such like.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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9 countries were visited during March by your tireless beats ( 11 of them); India, UK, USA, Serbia, Costa Rica, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. Are we all getting excited yet? March is done. The equinox has passed.

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Collaborative List – June 2018

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Honduras , Malaysia and the southern-most bits of South Africa feature large this month with Mike, Duncan and Tom all vying to be MVB for June. It’s all been happening this month.

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Starting a School Environmental Club.

The Green Changemakers

EarthTeam suggests getting students outside for a river or beach clean-up, a tree planting day, or a field trip to a local wetland, zoo or nature reserve. states as well as in Australia, Canada, Japan, Ghana and Malaysia. [link] Dear EarthTalk: I’m thinking about starting an environmental club in my middle school. Can you give me some ideas about how to start? Can you connect me with other school clubs?

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Why Do Businesses Need to Tackle with Biodiversity Conservation?

The Green Changemakers

Copyright JFS [link] Lecturer: Naoki Adachi In Malaysia where I had been working as a scientist, more and more tropical forests were cleared and now nearly 12 percent of the country's land area is covered with palm oil plantation.

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