From bear paw soup to pangolin scales, people can now report suspected illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia using a smartphone app developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC. The ‘Wildlife Witness’ app enables users to report suspected illegal wildlife in trade in the region easily and quickly by taking a photo, pinning the exact location of an incident and sending these important details to TRAFFIC.
A new initiative from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) aims to shed light on how individual oil palm concessions affect forests, information that can empower companies to manage their forests and supply chains more sustainably. Global Forest Watch Commodities (GFW-Commodities) combines the RSPO’s maps of certified sustainable palm oil production sites with global forest data like tree cover loss alerts, locations of primary forests, and legal land classifications.
This documentary captures the experiences of the project `Community Based Adaptation in Vulnerable Coastal Areas of Bangladesh' furnished with innovations and acts as a vehicle to take the learning forward to other coastal areas of Bangladesh and beyond. The project is working with the vulnerable people of Shyamnagar district to improve their resilience against natural disasters, climate change, climatic variability and extreme weather events.
Wildlife Alliance works directly with communities to create sustainable, alternative sources of income. Our community-based agriculture program helps communities develop businesses through land ownership, training in modern-practice farming and marketing, and irrigation projects. This project is based at Sovanna Baitong, in the Cambodian Cardamom Mountains, an area formerly ravaged by illegal logging and wildlife poaching. Through the project, landless slash-and-burn farmers now have the opportunity to achieve a better life for themselves and their children.
Introduction to the impacts of toxic pollution and the work of the Blacksmith Institute. Toxic pollution poses health risks to over 100 million people, particularly children, in low- and middle-income countries. Blacksmith works with local partners, NGOs and governments to cleanup the world's most polluted places.