Environmental Threats

Pulau Semakau : where garbage creates its own ecosystem

Singapore produces thousands of tonnes of rubbish a day. Even with recycling efforts, that’s a lot of rubbish. Singapore has taken a novel approach and turned one of its offshore islands into a dedicated landfill site – one that is also home to various flora and fauna despite its key role as a giant waste receptacle.

Sustainable Living at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge in Bali

Making the right connections is what it takes to allow nature to provide for animals and people at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge. Mallika Naguran spent two nights in central Bali to learn how permaculture and ecotourism can go hand in hand in the heart of the forest.

Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

The world’s first statewide responsible tourism (RT) mission has been opened in Kerala, India. Aimed at promoting people-friendly, local community-friendly and environment-friendly initiatives it is tasked with boosting rural development, local employment opportunities and the empowerment of women.

National Parks: Tasmania’s Green History

The first National Park in the world was declared in 1872 by US president Ulysses S. Grant. It was rightly seen as a massive milestone in the preservation of natural heritage. 

Five Things To Discover in Cameron Highlands

While tourists still flock to Cameron Highlands for its natural landscape and cool clime, many fall for dull and hackneyed tours such as visits to strawberry and vegetable farms. To truly experience this charming eco-tourism destination within the Titiwangsa range of Pahang, West Malaysia, it is best to immerse yourself in the highland’s natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage and culture... and learning something about the forest ecology too. Mallika Naguran, who's been to Cameron Highlands numerous times as a kid and still visits, shares some pointers.

Tanjung Puting National Park's Environmental Impact

A slow boat trip through Tanjung Puting provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Borneo forest and watch the behaviour of the primates that inhabit it. In the third and final part of this series, writer Simon Pridmore sums up his experience in Kalimantan's remote Tanjung Puting National Park.

Gaia Discovery Partners Big Bubble for Coral Reef Restoration With Biorock® Technology

Gaia Discovery is embarking on a series of environmental projects in Southeast Asia, starting with coral gardening and assisted reef restoration programmes. It seeks the participation of scuba divers from around the world to join its scheduled group trips beginning 14 May 2011.

Bali International School Helps Victims of Mount Merapi Eruption and Indonesian Earthquakes

Bali International School pupils used their love of fashion and rock music to help make a difference and to raise funds to send help to Indonesian victims of recent eruptions and earthquakes on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. Katyi Denham reports.

Real-D Avatar: Indigenous Dongria Kondh Fight For Sacred Mt Niyamgiri Amidst Mining Exploitation

The Dongria Kondh are the indigenous tribe who live on and around Mt Niyamgiri, in the central Indian state of Orissa. Vedanta Resources is a British based mining company planning to establish an open cut mine on top of the mountain that the Dongria Kondh revere as god.