Aalborg Zoo joins the Southeast Asia Campaign

Aalborg Zoo signed up for the EAZA IUCN SSC Southeast Asia Campaign and pledged to raise at least €2.000…

Asian Species Action Partnership assisting animals on the brink

Rodel Boyles, Tamaraw Conservation project

Organizations within the international conservation community are joining forces to minimize impending extinctions in Southeast Asia, where habitat loss, trade and hunting have contributed to a dramatic decline in wildlife. The coalition is aptly named ASAP, or the Asian Species Action Partnership, which has also received financial support from the EAZA IUCN SSC Southeast Asia . . . → Read More: Asian Species Action Partnership assisting animals on the brink

Skydiving for Southeast Asia

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Gary Batters, Director of Conservation & Education at Zoological Society of East Anglia (Banham Zoo & Africa Alive!) and Co-Chair of the EAZA IUCN SSC Southeast Asia Campaign, is skydiving to raise money. Gary is paying for his jump so all money raised will go directly to the EAZA IUCN SSC Southeast Asia Campaign. . . . → Read More: Skydiving for Southeast Asia

Critically endangered Vietnamese turtles back home from Europe

Subadult Annam leaf turtle at Rotterdam Zoo (Photo: Henk Zwartepoorte)

71 endemic Vietnamese pond turtles bred in Europe were brought home to the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park on August 19. The turtles, which were bred at Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands and Germany’s Munster Zoo are the first to be bred overseas and returned to Vietnam, opening up an opportunity . . . → Read More: Critically endangered Vietnamese turtles back home from Europe

Explore Southeast Asia at Annas Welsh Zoo

Sumatran Rhinoceros in Way Kambas (Photo: Bruce1ee)

On Saturday 20th July Annas Welsh Zoo (also known as Manor House Wildlife Park) is holding a fundraising evening for Southeast Asia. During the event Annas Welsh Zoo is selling raffle tickets, offering VIP animal experiences as prizes, Southeast Asian themed face painting, airbrush tattoos, Arts and Crafts activities, Food specials in the restaurant (Thai . . . → Read More: Explore Southeast Asia at Annas Welsh Zoo

Sumatran tiger populations less dense than previously thought

Sumatran tiger (Photo:Arddu)

The critically endangered Sumatran tiger may be even rarer than previously thought, reports a study published in the journal Oryx.

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) used camera traps to estimate population density in previously unsurveyed areas, including peatlands. They found that tiger density may be only half what was estimated . . . → Read More: Sumatran tiger populations less dense than previously thought

Hear the latest from orangutan, rhino, elephant and tiger specialists at Chester Zoo’s Conservation Symposium

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On Saturday 14th of September Chester Zoo is hosting another conservation symposium in support of the EAZA IUCN SSC Southeast Asia Campaign. The symposium ‘Conserving the ‘Big Four’ starts at 10:30am and ends at 5:00pm at Chester Zoo’s Geraldine Russell Lecture Theatre.

Join this day of talks about four popular but threatened animals, orangutan, . . . → Read More: Hear the latest from orangutan, rhino, elephant and tiger specialists at Chester Zoo’s Conservation Symposium

Saola Conservation Through Collaboration

SWG Participants (Photo: Saola Working Group)

By Terry Hornsey (Chair of the EAZA Cattle & Camelid TAG)

SWG Participants (Photo: Saola Working Group)

The IUCN Saola Working Group (SWG) held its fourth bi-annual meeting recently in Vientiane, Laos PDR. A small representation from the EAZA Cattle & Camelid TAG ‘Intensive Management of Saola Advisory Group’ (IMSAG), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), . . . → Read More: Saola Conservation Through Collaboration

Conservation Documentary ‘On Borrowed Time’ wins prize

On borrowed time

‘On Borrowed Time’, a documentary on the poaching crisis in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex of northern Peninsular Malaysia produced by TRAFFIC and WWF-Malaysia, has bagged a second major film award, this time in France.

‘On Borrowed Time’ has won the Best Conservation Documentary award at the International Wildlife Film Competition in conjunction with . . . → Read More: Conservation Documentary ‘On Borrowed Time’ wins prize

Say NO to rhino horn

Vietnamese singer My Linh

In support of TRAFFIC and WWF’s campaign to tackle the illegal trade of rhino horn to and within Viet Nam, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been developed that will run on State-owned television channels and cinemas in Viet Nam, and will be prominently displayed on local and international social media platforms.

Vietnamese . . . → Read More: Say NO to rhino horn