11 May '11, 1am

Distressed Place and Faded Grace in North Sulawesi:

Distressed Place and Faded Grace in North Sulawesi:

Sulawesi groups recognized for efforts to save endangered wildlife, forests (12/08/2010) Two groups working with local communities to conserve forests in Sulawesi have won mongabay.com's 2010 Conservation Award. The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), which works in Central Sulawesi, and the Nantu Forest Conservation Program, which operates in North Sulawesi, were recognized for their efforts to protect endangered forests on the Indonesian island, which is known for its high levels of endemic species. Saving the maleo, a geothermal nesting bird, in Sulawesi (12/06/2010) More species are threatened with extinction in Indonesia than any other country on Earth. If we are to save them, it will take more protected areas, radical shifts in deforestation, and better anti-poaching efforts, but in many cases it will also take species-specific conservation efforts that work ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0510-hance_obrien_sulawesi....

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