Makanpreneur Accelerator Program, 2017

Encouraging Sustainable Food Alternatives *** THIS INITIATIVE HAS BEEN CLOSED, 2017 *** We invite aspiring food entrepreneurs to apply for Makanpreneur (“Foodpreneur”), the first accelerator program to develop sustainable food alternatives, with total in-cash and in-kind support value of up to SGD60,000. How can the existing food system be improved for healthier, more affordable andContinue reading “Makanpreneur Accelerator Program, 2017”

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”

UNFRAMED: 500+ Social Entrepreneurs trained, Singapore, 2015-2019

Growing Entrepreneurs for Greater Impact UNFRAMED—one of Singapore’s first social accelerators—believes in the power of individuals to address the most prevailing social challenges, selects the most committed and promising social-impact entrepreneurs, and nurtures these changemakers with the community and the support of an ecosystem of outstanding partners. By enabling remarkable entrepreneurs to realise their fullContinue reading “UNFRAMED: 500+ Social Entrepreneurs trained, Singapore, 2015-2019”

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”

Biology of Ageing Conference

Discussing Biological Aspects of Ageing A*STAR, in cooperation with NUHS, hosted the scientific forum Biology of Ageing Conference – Senescence, Regulation and Intervention, from 22nd to 24th October 2015, in Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. Singapore as well as most of industrialized countries are facing the grey tsunami. Research experts and leaders in the field discussedContinue reading “Biology of Ageing Conference”

Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow, 2016

The Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow (SLoT) Forum is the island city-state’s first inter-generational and inter-cultural leadership summit in biotechnology, where the nation’s leading minds in biotechnology converge and discuss about the ‘gaps’ in the biotech industry be it Research & innovation gap, Funding gap or Public Perception gap. It was held on October 19, 2016 at Fusionopolis,Continue reading “Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow, 2016”