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GMB Akash – Photo Journalist

GMB Akash is a photo journalist living in Bangladesh and is truly an inspiration with his photography and his actions to provide change and bettering the subject he photographs. Below is an email interview we did with GMB Akash so take a look at his inspirational work.

Akash (11) Berdiri: What originally got you started in photography?

GMB Akash: I was always passionate about poking the

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The Road to Extinction – Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

A new 51km road has been proposed to run 850 coal trucks per day to help more quickly provide coal to power stations across South East Asia. This would divide the Harapan rainforest, which

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RSPO Always Set to Fail

palm oil factory
A new damning report has surfaced on the RSPO (round table of sustainable palm oil), which sheds light on the obvious reality. It shows that this round table organisation is not achieving the required results and it’s not surprising considering that it is voluntary for member companies to be on board with the sustainability process. If they break the rules they simply opt out of participating in the sustainability process.

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Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper and the Sumatran Tiger

Palm Oil Is Killing the Sumatran Tiger

Greenpeace report accuses illegal and excessive palm oil export for driving the Sumatran tigers to the phase of extinction. It says that the world is getting addicted to palm oil products, no matter if it is mascara, or the laundry detergent, or even some yummy cookies. Indonesia is making a lot of money out of it, being the biggest palm oil exporter, but this is not as simple as it seems. Production comes with a lot of costs, including encroachment of rain-forests, land clearing, which often results in acrid smog.

Between 2009- 2011, Indonesia lost some 1.24 million hectares of forests, which were mainly the habitats of Sumatran tiger. This massive land clearing resulted in sudden extinction of Sumatran tigers, which are now just 400 left on the planet. See full details at: http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/

 

Indonesian police investigating murder stumble on secret zoo containing liger

While investigating the death of a 23 year old woman, murdered by a maintenance worker in Jakarta, officers discovered a mini zoo in the suspected villa. More than a dozen animals were discovered from the mini zoo, including several species of monkeys, a tiger, Javan peacocks, Timorese deers, rare species of dogs and geese. The most unusual animal discovered was a

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Battle to Save Sumatran Elephants, New Tiger Cubs and Wildlife Losing to Expansion

The Battle to save Sumatra’s elephants From Extinction

Saving Sumatran Elephants

Saving Sumatran Elephants

For decades, there has been some kind of conflict between humans and elephants, and elephants are the loosing group. In villages, the farmers, along with other villagers kill the elephants just to save their crops and houses, which has resulted in around 80 percent population loss of elephants since 1930s. Within last 20 years, the elephant population decreased from 1,342 to 201 in the Riau Province only.

A major reason for this population loss is the loss of elephant habitat, which is converted into farms by humans, and along with that, great companies also cut down hectares of forests for palm oil and paper plantations. Due to this habitat loss, elephants have to move to the villages to consume food and are eventually killed by the farmers. Sumatran Elephant Conservation Initiative [SECI], and some other NGOs are working for the Sumatra

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Zam Zam Orphanage Progress Report

After 3 days of demolishing and rebuilding it was good to report that things are progressing well. Despite the odd afternoon of rain there is no stopping these guys. The new structure is looking really good. Check out the video below to see the latest construction progress. So far the new brick walls are in and the roof is on and the base structure is in place.

 

The Walls

The Walls

 

Demolishing the old structure

Demolishing the old structure

 

New materials

New materials

 

The brick work for the new structure

The brick work for the new structure

 

 

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Sumatera Bedah Tiger, Bencana Lingkungan, orangutan diselamatkan dan Rhino Ditemukan …

Harimau sumatera menjalani operasi di kebun binatang sacramento

Seekor

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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants

Just recently officials discovered over 300 elephants and countless wildlife killed by the way of cyanide. While the targets are elephants and poaching their tusks for sale there were plenty of other countless animals found dead as well. It is reported that waterholes have been laced with cyanide. It’s the worst single killing in 25 years. Read the report here.

Poaching african elephants

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Tragedi di London, Lahir Dampak dan Hutan Indonesia

Kebun Binatang London pertama harimau sumatera cub dalam 17 tahun tenggelam di kolam renang

London kebun binatang marah setelah kematian pertama mereka harimau pada hari Sabtu pagi . Cub ini lahir di Kebun Binatang London setelah sekitar 17 tahun . Orang mati cub terlihat dekat tepi kolam renang di dalam kandang . Cub itu terlalu muda untuk diberi nama atau bergender . Kelahiran anak harimau , oleh ibu berusia lima tahun harimau Sumatera Melati , disaksikan dan dirayakan di seluruh dunia . Laporan post-mortem menegaskan bahwa anak meninggal karena tenggelam .

Hal ini diasumsikan bahwa Melati membawa anak di luar , tapi masih belum dapat ditentukan bagaimana cub menyelinap ke

kolam renang , karena tidak ada kamera di area kolam . Namun , spesialis menunjukkan bahwa ibu biasanya tidak mengambil anaknya di luar begitu cepat , sehingga situasi sedang ditinjau . Para penjaga kebun binatang dan manajemen sangat tertekan tentang kematian , terutama mereka yang digunakan untuk merawat anak tersebut . Lihat rincian lengkap di :

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Tragedy in London, Born Impact and Indonesian Forests

London Zoo’s first Sumatran tiger cub in 17 years drowns in pool

London zoo is upset after the death of their first tiger cub on Saturday morning. The cub was born at London Zoo after some 17 years. The dead cub was seen near the edge of pool inside the cage. The cub was too young to be named or sexed. The birth of the cub, by her mother- a five years old Sumatran tigress Melati, was watched and celebrated all over the world. The post-mortem report confirms that the cub died of drowning.

It is assumed that Melati brought the cub outside, but it still cannot be determined how the cub slipped into

the pool, as there are no cameras in the pool area. However, specialists suggest that mother usually does not take cubs outside so early, so situation is being reviewed. The zoo keepers and management is very distressed about the death, especially those who used to take care of the cub. See full details at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-zoos-first-sumatran-tiger-cub-in-17-years-drowns-in-pool-8880842.html

 

Save the primates with ‘Born Impact’

This week, the vets of the

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