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2008-06-27 00:01:54

By Dr Dionysius Sharma WE had hopes the 9MP Mid-Term Review would spell out more specific strategies and action plans. The review pledges to incorporate environmental issues in a holistic and integrated manner. WWF would like to see rigorous implementation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment framework and greater stakeholder participation in development planning. We are most encouraged to hear that two large conservation initiatives - the Central Forest Spine (CFS) and the Heart...

2006-06-13 19:10:00

GENEVA -- The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday. The Sumatra rhino, whose picture was caught by a motion-triggered camera trap, is believed to be one of as few as 13 whose existence was confirmed in Borneo by a field survey last year, the Sabah Wildlife Department and global conservation group WWF said. The cameras are part of a protection effort launched in late 2005 to...

2006-04-26 19:05:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Plants thought to help treat or cure cancer, AIDS and malaria have been found in the rainforests of Borneo, a report from the Swiss-based global conservation group WWF said on Thursday. But the rapid destruction of trees, much of it by illegal logging to meet growing world demand for timber, could wreck any chance of using these discoveries in the fight against disease, the WWF declared. A promising anti-cancer substance has been found in a Borneo shrub by researchers for...

2006-03-30 08:13:15

By Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder JAKARTA (Reuters) - About three years ago, wildlife researchers photographed a mysterious fox-like mammal on the Indonesian part of Borneo island. They believed it was the first discovery of a new carnivore species there in over a century. Since then, more new species of plants and animals have been found and conservationists believe Borneo, the world's third-largest island, is a treasure trove of exotic plants and animals waiting to be discovered....

2006-03-29 00:55:00

By Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder JAKARTA -- About three years ago, wildlife researchers photographed a mysterious fox-like mammal on the Indonesian part of Borneo island. They believed it was the first discovery of a new carnivore species there in over a century. Since then, more new species of plants and animals have been found and conservationists believe Borneo, the world's third-largest island, is a treasure trove of exotic plants and animals waiting to be discovered. The new finds were...

2005-12-06 00:00:00

GENEVA -- Environmental researchers are preparing to capture what they call a new, mysterious species of carnivore on Borneo, the first such discovery on the wildlife-rich Indonesian island in over a century. Swiss-based environmental group WWF said on Monday its researchers photographed the strange animal, which looks like a cross between a cat and a fox, in the dense, central mountainous rainforests of Borneo. "This could be the first time in more than a century that a new carnivore has...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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