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…

Focus on the Philippines

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Elevated endemism & extinction risks The Philippines is an archipelagic nation, composed of over 7,640 islands, situated in the west Pacific. Its long isolation has resulted in high levels of endemism in its flora and fauna. The fact that the country comprises the entirety of its own biodiversity hotspot is a testament to this! However, this unique biodiversity is under threat. Forest loss in the Philippines has left only 12% of historical primary forest cover remaining (Verburg & Veldkamp 2004)….

Funding Opportunity: Taronga’s Field Conservation Grants (2019-2021)

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Taronga’s Field Conservation Grants give funding and support to conservation projects that help wildlife, habitats and communities all over the world. Every two years, Taronga Conservation Society Australia awards funding to projects and programs that demonstrate measurable conservation outcomes in the field — anywhere in the world. Proposal submission dates: From 01 to 31 July 2019, 5pm AEST. Amount: up to $20,000 Taronga Field Conservation Grants are open to NGOs, community groups and individuals who have a new or established…

Applications for 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards Now Open

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Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open! CLP aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in high-priority places with limited capacity to address conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world achieve their goals for 30 years. The Programme is relevant to ASAP species and we encourage…