Investing in the people that will save species: Our new 2024-2030 strategy

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Investing in the people that will save species  Today we have published our 2024-2030 strategy – “Investing in the people that will save species”, which sets out how we will deliver on our mission to protect the threatened species of Southeast Asia over the next six years. Our strategic approach sparks a transformative investment in both individuals and organisations committed to safeguarding Southeast Asia’s most threatened species.   There are four key strategic goals that form the backbone of our…

ASAP to strengthen women’s leadership in Southeast Asia conservation

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2024 ASAP WOMEN IN CONSERVATION VISIBLE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is proud to announce the launch of the second round of its groundbreaking leadership programme, dedicated to empowering women in the field of conservation in Southeast Asia. Following the success of the inaugural round, the programme has been enhanced to provide an even more holistic approach, emphasizing the well-being of conservation leaders and fostering a tight-knit, supportive network among…

Meet Cahaya Ramadhani

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Cahaya Ramadhani joined the ASAP Secretariat in July 2023. With her diverse background that includes advising on conservation policy and stakeholder engagement, she is well placed to take the lead on ASAP’s programme in Indonesia. In this interview, we asked Cahaya how she came to work in conservation and what her hopes are for her new role with ASAP. How did you initially become interested in conservation?  My journey into conservation is like an adventure story, with plenty of twists…

The power of networking in conservation

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When Muh. Herjayanto from Celebica applied for an ASAP Species Conservation Grant to find out more about the distribution of the fish Xenopoecilus sarasinorum and engage local communities in its conservation, he knew that he’d have to call in expertise in community engagement from other parties.   Xenopoecilus sarasinorum is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The fish has only ever been found in Lake Lindu in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, to the north-west of…

New roadmap sets the course for urgent conservation of freshwater fishes in Southeast Asia

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New roadmap sets the course for urgent conservation of freshwater fishes in Southeast Asia In a collaborative effort between conservation organisations, IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP), SHOAL and Mandai Nature, The Strategic Framework to Accelerate Urgent Conservation Action for ASAP Freshwater Fishes in Southeast Asia was developed to help guide efforts for the urgent conservation of 90 Critically Endangered Southeast Asian freshwater fish species found across 11 countries. This includes Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia,…

World Frog Day: An interview with Ben Tapley and Luan Nguyen

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World Frog Day is celebrated every 20th March to increase awareness about the plight of threatened frogs and how we can take steps to conserve them. We spoke to Benjamin Tapley from Zoological Society of London and Luan Nguyen from Asian Turtle Program about their work on gathering critical evidence to save two of the most threatened frog species in Viet Nam. ASAP is proud to have supported the project through the ASAP Species Rapid Action Fund, supported by Fondation Segré. Read…

Local Community Collaboration the Key in the Search to Save the Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher  

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Local Community Collaboration the Key in the Search to Save the Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher   Prior to 2018, there were only a handful of Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher sightings: these included recent confirmed sightings from two national parks in West Java and much older records from sites across Java, none of which had any recent sightings. Known to have a shy behaviour and generally found in forests near rivers, researchers made the exciting discovery of the kingfisher in Petungkriyono, a mountainous area…

The Importance of Mental Health in Conservation: An Interview with Dr Vik Mohan

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World Mental Health Day 2022: An Interview with Dr Vik Mohan Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen how the effects of lockdowns, disruptions to income and funding streams, as well as work plans and schedules have also taken a toll on the mental health of those in the conservation community. This year’s World Mental Health Day calls for making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority. We interviewed Dr Vik Mohan, Wellbeing Lead of our ASAP Women…

International Women’s Day 2022: ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme (WiCLP) 

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International Women’s Day 2022: ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme (WiCLP)  Due the pandemic, our first cohort of WiCLP participants have yet to meet in-person, and this was the closest we could get to a proper wefie! We look forward to the day when we can finally all meet in person.   “The only way to solve a multidimensional problem like biodiversity loss is to ensure that all stakeholders have a seat at the table – women, young people, and…

An urgent call to halt species loss in the ASEAN region

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An urgent call to halt species loss in the ASEAN region The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) have launched a new collaborative report, “Halting Species Loss in ASEAN: Baseline Information Analysis”. Co-authored by ASAP Director Nerissa Chao and ASAP Strategic Advisor Madhu Rao, the report addresses conservation issues facing Critically Endangered species in the region and gives key recommendations for the recovery of these…