Almost Famous Award / 2018 Spring

Giving Voice to Lesser Known Endangered Animal Species *** CLOSED *** About the Almost Famous Award Please visit the main Almost Famous Award page to learn more about the award and the past runs and winners. Prizes 1st place: SGD3,000 2nd place: SGD1,500 3rd place: SGD500 Deadline August 15, 2018 (SGT time) Nomination Criteria The species must be critically endangeredContinue reading “Almost Famous Award / 2018 Spring”

Securing USD 8 Mio funding for Lemur Conservation, Madagascar

Supporting Primate Specialist Group The Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) is a UK-based conservation charity made up of three distinct parts: Bristol Zoo Gardens, a five-hectare zoo in the heart of Bristol; its Conservation Programmes and Conservation Science departments, which are responsible for its field conservation and scientific work; and the Wild Place Project—a new 55-hectare conservation-led zoologicalContinue reading “Securing USD 8 Mio funding for Lemur Conservation, Madagascar”

Orangutan Outreach, Great Apes Conservation, Borneo, Sumatra, 2015/16

Reach Out and Save the Orangutans Orangutan Outreach was founded in 2007 to bring attention to the crisis facing orangutans in the wild due to deforestation and the expansion of palm oil plantations into previously undisturbed areas of forest. Based in New York City, the organization collaborates with partners throughout Borneo and Sumatra. It has alsoContinue reading “Orangutan Outreach, Great Apes Conservation, Borneo, Sumatra, 2015/16”

Inspiring Conservation News: MONGABAY

News and Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline Mongabay operates a widely popular conservation news and environmental science website that focuses on issues related to forests, wildlife, and oceans. Mongabay also runs Mongabay-Indonesia, a successful Indonesian-language environmental news service; WildMadagascar.org, a site that highlights the biological and cultural richness of Madagascar; and Tropical Conservation Science, an open-access journal that provides opportunities for scientistsContinue reading “Inspiring Conservation News: MONGABAY”

Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project: Only 53 Individuals Remaining

The Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project (CBLCP) was founded in 2000 to halt the impending extinction of the Cat Ba Langur (Trachypithecus Poliocephalus), a critically endangered leaf eating monkey endemic to Cat Ba Island off the shore of northern Vietnam. Since its initiation, the project has worked on species and habitat protection, law enforcement, population monitoring, environmental education,Continue reading “Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project: Only 53 Individuals Remaining”

Species on the Brink: One Voice for Stakeholder Engagement

Reversing the Decline in Species on the Brink of Extinction Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened non-marine vertebrates of Southeast Asia. Organizations within the international conservation community are joining forces to minimise impending extinctions in this area of the world, where habitat loss, tradeContinue reading “Species on the Brink: One Voice for Stakeholder Engagement”

Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (SEA): 2,500 hectares Rainforest protection in Leuser-Ecosystem

Acquiring High Priority Habitat to Protect Biodiversity 1% for the Planet and RESOLVE have partnered with the Weeden Foundation to create a fund for high priority habitat acquisitions for the purpose of protecting biodiversity. The Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (QRBF) was launched in February 2015. Check out an article about the QRBF in Mongabay. In 2016, QRBF Southeast Asia wasContinue reading “Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (SEA): 2,500 hectares Rainforest protection in Leuser-Ecosystem”

Avian Evolution Laboratory

Evaluating Genomics of Avian Taxa *** This initiative/award is closed *** The Avian Evolution Laboratory at the National University of Singapore and Wildlife Reserves Singapore are collaborating on a project that aims to evaluate the genomics of select avian taxa currently threatened by the cage-bird trade. This conservation project implements the most urgently needed genomic protection measures over four species complexesContinue reading “Avian Evolution Laboratory”

Conservation Enterprise Development Program (CEPD), Myanmar, Cambodia, 2017

Supporting Sustainable Market-BasedConservation-Friendly Enterprises The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a science-based global conservation NGO protecting regions which are biologically outstanding and where the long-term conservation of species and ecological processes is viable. Within these regions, WCS’s Conservation Enterprise Development Program (CEDP) fosters and incubates promising new and existing enterprises and business concepts with the highest long-term potential forContinue reading “Conservation Enterprise Development Program (CEPD), Myanmar, Cambodia, 2017”