Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions; a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. The site is well preserved thanks to a community-based management program. The forest is also conveniently positioned near Ubud Town Centre. The […]

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Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (NP MPA)

The Islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are synonymous with wonderful coral reefs, amazing surf breaks, peace, and tranquillity. For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, it’s also the place where one can have unforgettable encounters with majestic manta rays. Located within the Coral Triangle marine biodiversity hotspot, Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (NP MPA) is […]

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Project 2018 – Nusa Penida

Project objectives 1. Immortalization of the main threatened species in the Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembogan, Nusa Ceningan islands: marine mammals, sharks, turtles, fish; 2. Monitoring populations of marine animals; 3. Communicating the needs for the recovery of threatened marine animal populations; 4. Involving communities in the effort to protect themselves by raising awareness of overfishing, […]

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The Rhone Delta and the Camargue National Park

Camargue or the Rhone Delta is a swampy region in the south of France, which has formed from deposition of sediments carried by the Rhone river as it flows toward the Mediterranean Sea. It covers an area of 930 km ² (145,300 ha), being one of the most highly protected deltas in the entire world. […]

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Horses, Bulls and Flamingos? You will find them all in Camargue

Camargue harbors a rich biodiversity, however the delta is renowned worldwide for three species: a smaller black bull breed and more supple than those for the corida, the beautiful Cheval Camarguais, a local breed of white horses, along with more than 50,000 of pink flamingo that pop out in marshes during the summer months. You […]

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Bohol’s Tarsiers – the smallest monkey in the world?

Another goal of our project in the Philippines was the tarsiers reservation of the Bohol island. Tarsier is a primate that is related to Lemurians and has been promoted as the smallest monkey in the world. Tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta) on the island of Bohol is monitored and protected by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation. Tarsiidae is […]

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Famous Nudibranchs of the Philippines

The Philippines is famous for its multitude of islands, tropical climate and landscapes, white sandy beaches and the wild sea of ​​fauna from the tiny molluscs to the largest fish on the planet. But for those who visit the underwater part of the Philippines, I think the most famous marine animals are Nudibranchs (Mollusca Gastropoda). […]

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The thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) is named this way because it has a long tail, the size of its body, which makes it resemble the continental mammal. But the famous tail, that is used to hunt, by whipping and stunning the fish, has attracted its destiny of endangered species: it is hunted to meet the […]

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Thresher Shark from Monad Shoal

Author: Claudia Milea The Thresher Shark – one of the most shy and elusive shark Impressed by the grace of the gentle giant from Oslob, we headed our steps to the last point of our expedition, Malapascua Island, for Thresher Shark(Alopias vulpinus) meeting. One of the most shy and elusive shark, the Thresher Shark is […]

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