From Forest Raider to Forest Guardian: How Local Communities Contribute to the Sustainable Development in Amazon

Under the condition of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, there is a local community in Tarapoto trying to conserve the rainforest through developing an ecotourism program. Due to the development of tourism in the Amazon forest, ecotourism becomes a friendly industry on it. As a successful example, the Tigana program started in the Tarapoto conservation area has more stories to tell. Tingana is the … Continue reading From Forest Raider to Forest Guardian: How Local Communities Contribute to the Sustainable Development in Amazon

拿什么拯救你?无家可归的红毛猩猩

2018年2月6日,印尼东加里曼丹省班通国家公园。一只红毛猩猩被护林员发现时,瘫坐在湖中央的浮木上伤痕累累、奄奄一息。印尼红毛猩猩保护中心( Centre for Orangutan Protection,以下简称 COP)的工作人员接到电话后火速赶到现场,对其展开急救。可惜,由于伤势过重,当天深夜这只红毛猩猩还是憾然离世了。 Continue reading 拿什么拯救你?无家可归的红毛猩猩

China’s Cambodia ventures need NGO outreach

“Ten years ago, there was no Chinese investing in electricity. If you talked to me for one hour, the lights would have gone out more than 5 times. 10 years later, you talk to me even for 10 hours and there will be no blackout because of the investment in electricity production by China,” said Suon Sophal, director of the Department of Public Relations and … Continue reading China’s Cambodia ventures need NGO outreach

Chinese Companies in Ecuador Should Enhance Dialogue with NGOs

As the largest creditor of Ecuador, China provides around 60 percent of this South American country’s financing and funds numerous loan deals, which are usually underwritten and paid back using the proceeds made from the support given to the development of the country’s extractive industries. Along with financial deals, today there are a variety of Chinese companies operating in Ecuador, active in sectors such as … Continue reading Chinese Companies in Ecuador Should Enhance Dialogue with NGOs

China’s Presence in Peru’s Amazon Wildlife Trade: Villain or Victim?

“The Chinese eat everything with four legs, except tables, and everything that flies except airplanes.” True or not, that is the commonly held perception of Chinese around the world. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, China is one of the major consumers of wildlife products. From elephant ivory to shark fin, pangolin scale to tiger bone, China’s demand for wild animals is driving … Continue reading China’s Presence in Peru’s Amazon Wildlife Trade: Villain or Victim?