OUR MARKETING INTERNSHIP FOR CONSERVATION IS LIVE!

Welcome to our new intern Eleanor, who is pictured here, being handed her enrolment papers by Kiran Kapur, the CEO of Cambridge Marketing College.

Eleanor will be focusing on digital and content marketing for our partner organisation Ecoteer, whilst at the same time studying for her CIM Certficate in Professional Marketing. She wants to become a specialist in Sustainable Marketing and you can read all about it on her blog SustainableMarketing.Academy.

UPDATE ON CAMBRIDGE MARKETING INTERNSHIP FOR CONSERVATION

The response to our new Marketing Internship has been fantastic!

The standard of applicants has been very high and beyond our expectations.Clearly, there is a lot of interest for this type of career development for young graduates who want to build their skill set to achieve their conservation goals. Our team will be working hard to create more of these opportunities, which would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of educators such as Cambridge Marketing College.

The first marketing intern will be starting on 3 April, so please WATCH THIS SPACE for updates on this and other internships.

Making Tiger Conservation real

The ‘Realm of the Tiger’ expedition organised by MYCAT (Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers) has been a great success and the 2017 trip is now fully booked. This shows that there is genuine interest amongst zookeepers and the wider conservation community for a tiger conservation educational trip to boost the pool of well-informed big cat ambassadors worldwide. To learn more about this unique group expedition, you can read the blog from Woodland Park Zoo, USA. 

Watch this space for updates on more instructional jungle treks on offer.

Have you ever seen a Terrapin smile?

Please support the awesome team at TCS Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia by voting for their entry to win ‘ Good Story of the Year 2016’!

It features their River Terrapin Conservation Project with  a 3 minute video showing the challenges of setting up the project and the satisfaction of seeing how the local villagers got involved , and how it has benefitted them.
So hurry to click this link  and cast your vote: The prize money of SGD5,000 (approximately RM15,000) will be awarded to the winner to kick start their project in 2017.

Share this with your family, friends and network to help terrapins!  Voting closes on Tuesday, 27th December 2016 (10:00 am GMT +8).

Watch Borneo’s awesome Flying Squirel in action

When a group of volunteers from APE Malaysia visited Sepilok Discovery Centre recently, they were lucky enough to witness an amazing sight: the Giant Red Flying Squirel in full flight, just above their heads. This remarkable rodent, which is deep red in colour, is quite widesspread in South East Asia, but local habitat desctruction still poses a threat for this nocturnal species.

This GIANT RED FLYING SQUIRREL (Petaurista petaurista) glided beautifully over our heads as we watched from the canopy walk at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok.

This rodent is deep red in colour and has a black extremities. It can grow a head and body length of up to 42 cm with a tail just as long or a little longer. It is nocturnal and arboreal, nesting in tree holes of tall rainforest trees.

To “fly”, the giant red flying squirrel will launch itself from a high point of a tree and spread the membrane between its front and hind legs, while the long tail provides stability as it glides from tree to tree. It is reported to be able to glide distances of up to 75 metres.

The diet is mainly leaves but it also eats nuts, insects, seeds and fruits, particularly the binuang and laran, both of which are among species we plant at our tree-planting sites.

Destruction of habitat is the greatest threat to this squirrel. This widely distributed species has been recorded from northern South Asia, southern China and Southeast Asia.

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Posted by APE Malaysia on Friday, 21 October 2016

Conservation Travel is the future!

http://malaysianwildlife.org/about-us/blog/For all lovers of wildlife and nature travellers, the future of travel is Conservation Travel. Don’t just be an eco-tourist, as the term ‘eco-tourism’ has become a cliche for some dubious destinations and activities. Conservation Travel affirms your commitment to sustainable tourism, according to accepted guidelines from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). In simple terms, it means that your visit will only have a positive impact on the local environment, community and economy.

But our Malaysianwildlife.org tours go a step further, by including a specific financial contribution towards each conservation project that you visit. You can see for yourself what the money is spent on and how this is of benefit to wildlife species in their natural habitat, from the tigers in the rainforest jungle to the sea turtles on the tropical beaches. Even better, you can get involved in the action. Learn how to set up a camera trap or become an expert in spotting wildlife snares in the jungle.