Elephant Rescue Efforts Gaining Momentum

“Elephants across Africa and Asia are being poached for their ivory at increasing levels,” says WWF.  Fortunately, there are many local human populations, national and international organizations and governments in the world often working together to save elephants and their habitats, groups in Asia and Africa, and even with elephant sanctuaries in the United States.

New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals

Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Scientists Mount a “Sting Operation” in Thailand to Tackle a Devastating Pest Outbreak

In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand's vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps (Anagyrus lopezi) in the northeastern part of the country.

Japan and the Republic of Korea Announce They Will Invest Billions of Dollars in Environmentally Smart Projects

Japan and the Republic of Korea announcement that they will invest billions of dollars in environmentally smart projects to create jobs and spur economic growth is the latest sign that the Green New Deal advocated by the United Nations is gaining momentum, the head of the UN Environment Programme said on January 9, 2009.

Asia-Pacific Nations Agree to Reduce Catches of Bigeye Tuna by 30 Percent by 2011

Asia-Pacific nations have agreed to cut their catches of bigeye tuna by 30 percent by 2011 in order to help preserve the fish that is popular in the region served raw as sushi and sashimi.

OpenmindProjects of Southeast Asia: "Learning for Life, Nature and Future"

OpenmindProjects (OMP ) conceived in 2001 from an idea to bring Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to where it was most needed advances its objectives with the help of new technology.

New Reserves In Vietnam To Protect Saola, One Of The World's Rarest Animals

The provincial People’s Committees of the central Vietnamese provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam endorsed a set of conservation actions on September 28, 2007, that will help ensure the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) will survive in Vietnam.

Rat Control in China Using Foxes and Eagles

Foxes, wolves and eagles have been deployed in the northern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in Northwest China to help contain an outbreak of plains rats.

Chinese Scientists Show That Intercropping Maize With Faba Beans Increases Yield

Intercropping, which grows at least two crop species on the same pieces of land at the same time, can increase grain yields greatly.

China Closes Five of its Six Depleting Chemical Plants

China, the world's largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halons, shut down five of its six remaining plants on July 1, 2007.  This action puts the country two and a half years ahead of the Montreal Protocol's 2010 deadline for phase-out of the two ozone-depleting chemicals.

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