Author Archives: World-Wire

Galapagos Conservancy Announces Iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoise Lonesome George Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

GALAPAGOS_LOGO200WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Galapagos Conservancy announces that a panel presentation was hosted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on September 18, 2014 to launch an exhibit honoring Lonesome George, the last known tortoise of his species from Pinta Island, Galapagos.… More…

‘Don’t become complicit in human rights violations,’ power industry warned

International power companies meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week have met with protests: indigenous peoples are asking them not to become involved in Malaysian dam building.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 10, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Indigenous peoples from all over Malaysia travelled to their capital city today to ask the international power industry, which is currently meeting in Kuala Lumpur, not to support dam-building on their ancestral lands.… More…

Energy industry warned against investing in Sarawak

As international power companies meet in Kuala Lumpur for ASEAN Power Week, the Bruno Manser Fund has released a fact sheet for investors on the risks of doing business in Sarawak.

BASEL, Switzerland / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 8, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– International power companies have received a letter from the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) informing them of the financial, legal and reputational risks associated with investing in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.… More…

US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

Composting_ICAW_LogoBETHESDA, Maryland, September 7, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil — Compost!… More…

New book to expose Malaysian ruler’s environmental crimes

Swiss author Lukas Straumann takes on Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud and his kleptocratic family – Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia to be published in November 2014 by Bergli Books – Pre-orders are now open at www.money-logging.org

BASEL, Switzerland, September 3, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– An explosive new book by Swiss historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann is about to rock Malaysia’s corridors of power.… More…

Length of Sarawak’s logging roads equivalent to twice the Earth’s circumference

Sarawak’s logging companies have created a road network 88,111 km long in the Malaysian state’s rainforest – this is the latest revelation on the Bruno Manser Fund’s Sarawak Geoportal.

BASEL, Switzerland / SARAWAK, Malaysia, August 27, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Malaysian state of Sarawak is known for its unsustainable logging practices.… More…

Public action needed to designate new Manitoba provincial park

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOWINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, August 26, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The public comment window has closed for the establishment of a new provincial park in Manitoba’s Interlake Region. The government is proposing to designate the interim Chitek Lake Park Reserve—an area nominated for protection by Skownan First nation—as a new provincial park, and public comment was due by August 24.

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Scientists honour Bruno Manser on his 60th birthday

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Two newly discovered animal species from Borneo remember the missing Swiss rainforest advocate

BERNE, Switzerland, August 25, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– A team of Swiss scientists honour missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser with the announcement of the discovery of two new animal species in the tropical rainforests of Borneo.… More…

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Since 1999 Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap has been providing poison ivy/oak relief to our local Oregon community and now, due to it’s amazing success and effectiveness, our business has expanded worldwide — even NASA orders our soap!… More…

Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements

The Malaysian Bar Council finds a series of basic rights violated at the resettlement sites of the Murum Dam and attests Sarawak Energy a lack of interest in the resettled people.

KUALA LUMPUR / MURUM, Malaysia, August 7, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Malaysian Bar Council, the official association of all Malaysian advocates and solicitors, slams Sarawak Energy, a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, for the resettlement conditions of 1,500 indigenous Penan and Kenyah who were displaced by the recently-constructed Murum dam.… More…