" Conservation managers should build partnerships with local people to provide urgently needed biodiversity data, such as sightings of the Proboscis Monkey (pictured). Paul Williams
BOGOR, Indonesia (27 September, 2013)_ Involving local people in conservation efforts can be a reliable and cost-effective way to identify the habitats of species of concern in tropical forests, a study has found.
A paper written by scientists working with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which was recently published in Environmental Management, concludes that local people can help expand knowledge of large areas, helping to improve conservation management. "
" “What kind of oil should we buy?” Luo Xiaohua shouts to her cousin from the cooking oil aisle in Yonghui Supermarket in the heart of Chongqing, a rising Chinese megacity. Luo, 50, is the quintessential Chinese shopper. She earns $3,250 a year and has an elementary education. She’s fiercely opinionated about her purchases.
Luo stands before amber-hued bottles loaded with a commodity that fuels China’s and India’s growing consumer classes. “From what I understand, all of these brands contain palm oil,” she says. “But they just don’t say it on the label.” She says she’d prefer to use olive oil but can’t afford it. “Corporations have the power in this country, and consumers have to make decisions based on limited options.”
" From bikes to mics: Musicians lead pedal for environmental awareness
Two indie music acts, Mild and Sqweez Animal, are ready to lead 100 Thai cyclists on a bicycle route to explore six major venues in Bangkok this Sunday afternoon before throwing them a free concert in...
The event is part of the "Pedal Around Thailand: Cycling Together, Hearts Together" campaign organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to encourage Thais and tourists to help reduce their carbon footprint by opting to travel by bike.
As the campaign's ambassadors, the sextet Mild and the duo Sqweez Animal will lead a caravan of 100 cyclists on a route titled "Chill Out Bangkok Sightseeing" to visit Wat Amarintraram, Siriraj Hospital,the naval dockyard, Wat Arun Ratchawararam (or the Temple of Dawn), Santa Cruz church and Museum Siam.
Those interested are invited to bring their own bikes and join the journey, which will start at Museum Siam on Sanam Chai Road on Sunday at 2pm. All cyclists are expected to get back to the museum late in the afternoon, where the concert will start at 5pm.
The two acts will perform chart-topping and specially selected songs, and non-cycling fans are also invited. The evening will also feature activities including game booths with prizes worth 250,000 baht.
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