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2012-09-09 23:03:05

For those travelers who have several times been to the classic European destinations and are itching for something new and exotic, small group tours operator, Olde Ipswich Tours, announces a unique and luxurious tour of Asia. This three week tour, led by a twenty-year resident of Asia, brings the adventure traveler to unspoiled cultural secrets off the beaten path, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and exotic experiences found nowhere else in the world. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 08, 2012 The...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Sumatran tigers are Critically Endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, following a three-day operation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Riau and West Sumatra provinces, with support from World Wildlife Fund-Indonesia's (WWF) Tiger Protection Units. The team also seized the skin of a Sumatran tiger that they believe was poisoned inside a wildlife...

2009-10-05 05:00:00

- Children in hardest-hit areas remain at risk, warns World Vision - World Vision to open 13 Child-Friendly Spaces to help children recover - Aid agency calls on Indonesian government to prioritize its relief efforts to provide for children PADANG, Indonesia, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As schoolchildren in Indonesia's West Sumatra quake zone were called back to school today, aid group World Vision says these thousands of children affected by last week's earthquake remain the...

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2009-02-27 14:41:20

Indonesian villagers have killed another endangered Sumatran tiger this month, environmental group World Wildlife Fund said, raising the death count to four tigers and six people this month. "We learned on February 24 that another Sumatran tiger had been trapped and killed by villagers after it attacked two farmers on Sunday," WWF spokeswoman Syamsidar told AFP. "This is the fourth tiger killed this month and we are concerned because it is a protected animal and an endangered species." Fewer...

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2008-10-10 13:15:00

During the World Conservation Congress, Indonesian authorities and the conservation group WWF agreed to a deal that aims to end the loss of forests and species in Sumatra. Sumatra is home to many iconic species such as tigers, orangutans, rhinoceros and elephants. Over the last 20 years, the region has lost about half of its forest cover due to illegal forest clearance caused by floods and forest fires. The need to deal with these issues appears to have played a big part in persuading the...

2008-10-09 12:00:24

The Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra, an Indonesian island that holds some of the world's most diverse - and endangered - forests. The historic agreement represents the first-ever island-wide commitment to protect Sumatra's stunning biodiversity. The commitment has been endorsed by governors of all provinces across Sumatra, the world's sixth-largest island, and was...