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MEDIA RELEASE: Ten conservation advocates receive 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award

LOS BANOS, 7 August 2017 – Ten biodiversity conservation advocates representing the grassroots, government, academic, and business sectors received the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award at a ceremony held in Manila, Philippines on 07 August 2017. The inaugural award forms part of the celebration of ASEAN’s Golden Anniversary. The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes is a program […]

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Be a Biodiversity Hero on World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to bring attention to environmental problems such as illegal wildlife trade, climate change, habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, and many other challenges. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 19th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution

18 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Nineteenth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution (19th MSC) was held on 18 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and attended by Ministers/representatives responsible for the environment, for land, forest fires and haze, from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, and the […]

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ASEAN to recognise biodiversity heroes

JAKARTA, 27 March 2017 – What is biodiversity? Ask people what they think it means, and chances are only a few can accurately define it. Fewer still can explain its significance to human survival. The immense communication gap between the biodiversity conservation community and the general public is a major factor hampering efforts to achieve […]

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