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Prince Charles Visits Conservation Projects Across the Far East

Article: Prince Charles Visits Conservation Projects Across the Far East

LONDON, UK, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – HRH The Prince of Wales will this Sunday visit the Indonesian island of Sumatra to view an innovative rainforest conservation project as part of his ongoing Far East tour. Prince Charles will see how logged rainforest on Sumatra is being protected and restored by conservation groups BirdLife International,…

Forest, Wildlife Protection Pledged at World Conservation Congress

Article: Forest, Wildlife Protection Pledged at World Conservation Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – The cost of biodiversity loss is greater than that of the world’s current financial problems and in many cases, the loss of species is irreparable, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature today at the close of its 10 day World Conservation Congress. “We’re showing how saving…

For Magic and Medicine, Sumatran Tigers Are Traded to Extinction

Article: For Magic and Medicine, Sumatran Tigers Are Traded to Extinction

WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – Body parts of critically endangered Sumatran tigers are being openly sold in Indonesia despite international and Indonesian laws forbidding it and a recent Indonesian government commitment to protect the animals, according to a report issued Tuesday by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Tiger body parts, including canine…

Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

Article: Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

JAKARTA, Indonesia, January 8, 2007 (ENS) – Cut timber, bulldozers, excavators and clearcuts in the natural forest for road reconstruction are common sights today in one of the last large forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, field and remote sensing investigations by WWF Indonesia and other scientific and conservation groups have found. The lives…