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ณ ป่าที่เสือใช้ชีวิตอย่างอิสระ

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ไม่มีเสือออกมาให้เห็น แต่ช้างป่าตัวนี้เดินข้ามลำห้วยตอนที่ฉันกำลังส่องสัตว์
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เสือในป่าธรรมชาติในประเทศไทยเหลือเพียงประมาณ 250 ตัวและประมาณ 3,200* ตัว ทั่วโลกพวกมันไม่ปรากฏตัวให้ฉันเห็นเลยในระหว่างที่ฉันปฏิบัติงานร่วมอยู่กับการฝึกอบรมระบบลาดตระเวนเชิงคุณภาพซึ่งเป็นการฝึกอมรมในส่วนภูมิภาคของโครงการโกลบอลไทเกอร์ (Global Tiger Initiatives) ณเขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าห้วยขาแข้งแต่ฉันได้เรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับพวกมันมากกว่าที่ฉันเคยเรียนรู้มาทั้งหมดจากสวนสัตว์ 
 

Vietnam: Say NO to plastic bags for a prosperous Year of the Dragon

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Pop singer Ngoc Khue and MC My Linh, along with 80 volunteers, took part in a flash mob to support the ‘I Hate Nylon’ project.

These days, when most people in Vietnam stay home to celebrate the Lunar New Year (locally known as Tet holiday), hundreds of Vietnamese youth flocked to the streets of Hanoi, the country’s capital, to work on a community project to reduce plastic bag usage in the city.

The ‘I Hate Nylon’ project (plastic bags are commonly called nylon bags in Vietnam) aims to raise Vietnamese people’s awareness about the dangers of plastic bag usage through several community activities before the Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday in Vietnam when people consume a lot of plastic bags.

Việt Nam: Nói KHÔNG với túi nylon vì một năm con Rồng thịnh vượng

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Ca sỹ Ngọc Khuê, MC Mỹ Linh cùng 80 tình nguyện viên, khiêu vũ và tham gia vào dự án "Tôi ghét nilon"

Những ngày này, trong khi đa số người dân ở Việt Nam đang quây quần bên gia đình đón năm mới thì hàng trăm bạn trẻ tại Hà Nội lại lao ra đường để tham gia vào một dự án cộng đồng nhằm giảm thiểu sử dụng túi nylon trong thành phố.

Dự án Tôi Ghét Nylon (túi nhựa là thường được gọi là túi nylon tại Việt Nam) nhằm nâng cao nhận thức của người dân Việt Nam về nguy cơ của việc sử dụng túi nylon thông qua nhiều hoạt động cộng đồng trước Tết Nguyên đán, kỳ nghỉ lớn nhất tại Việt Nam khi người dân tiêu thụ rất nhiều túi nylon.

Dự án được khởi động vào đúng ngày Tết Ông Công, Ông Táo năm nay, là ngày 16/1/2012 theo Dương lịch. Theo truyền thuyết, vào ngày này, ba vị thần bếp núc lại cưỡi cá chép bay về trời và báo cáo những gì chủ nhà đã làm trong năm qua trên những con cá chép. Người dân có thói quen thả ba con cá chép và tro hương xuống hồ nhằm “tiễn ông Táo về trời”. Trước đây - khi túi nylon chưa phổ biến, người dân vẫn thường thả cá bằng bát hoặc chậu. Mấy năm trở lại đây, túi nylon ngày càng được dung nhiều hơn để thay thế. Vì vậy mà sau mỗi dịp Tết Ông Công Ông Táo, các hồ trong thành phố đều tràn ngập túi nylon.

Laos: How the Nam Theun 2 dam is managed during flood events

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William RexIt’s been an unusually severe rainy season in some parts of Lao PDR, with several typhoons passing over after making landfall in Vietnam.  Thailand is also severely hit, with Bangkok bracing itself for floods as I write this

In Queensland, no great barrier to flood recovery

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The New Year was not so happy in Queensland, Australia. In December 2010 and January 2011, floods swept across the state and at the beginning of February 2011, cyclone Yasi, a category 5 storm, struck near Cairns. Dozens died, hundreds were evacuated, thousands were affected and an excess of US$15 billion of damages were caused. A state of emergency was declared in all but one of the 75 councils. Seventy percent of the state was impacted; an area five times the size of the United Kingdom. 

Rebuilding paradise – Samoa's recovery from the 2009 tsunami

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On the surface, the pace of life in the Pacific island country of Samoa is slow. Island time. That’s an impression that’s reinforced when touring the idyllic string of resorts and beach fales (small timber and thatch tourist cottages, often without walls and open to the tropical breeze) along the South East coast of Upolu, Samoa. You can watch the heat rise in a haze across the ridiculously tranquil blue waters and golden sands, as coconut palms wave, and tourists enjoy a weekend drink in the seafront restaurant of the locally-owned and recently rebuilt Tafua beach fales.

Looking to the skies in Kiribati—La Niña and rainfall variability in the Central Pacific

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Rainfall is essential to recharge the freshwater lens that lies beneath coral atolls in Kiribati. Without it, the i-Kiribati people would not be able to grow plants and crops vital to their livelihood.

Freshwater can be extremely scarce in the Republic of Kiribati, home to over 100,000 people scattered across 22 islands in the Central Pacific. Each year after a long dry season, significant rainfall is generally expected to arrive during November or December. Yet over the last few months only a tiny amount of rain has fallen. The islands are dry.

This is consistent with forecasts that predict La Niña conditions will result in below normal rainfall during the 2010-11 wet season across the Gilbert Islands of Kiribati.

Farewell

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It is part of World Bank tradition that, just before retiring, a staff member sends a short email to his/her colleagues to express how much they have enjoyed the challenges of working here, the partnerships they have had in their focus countries, and - most of all - the camaraderie of their committed, dedicated, hard-working co-workers. All this could be perceived as trite, but the feelings are absolutely genuine – as I am now finding.

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