A few days before the start of the U.N. climate conference this week in Copenhagen, the results of an interesting – and very relevant – poll were released by the World Bank. While world leaders…

James I Davison |

In my earlier blog posts and video on my return visit to Siberut, I mentioned that we had visited the Pungut Research Camp of the German Primate Centre and Institut Pertanian Bogor in the far…

Tony Whitten |

It was clear that our study area on the Indonesian island of Siberut is now rarely visited by anyone. (More photos) My last post described my reactions to going back to Siberut Island with my wife…

Tony Whitten |

Go anywhere after a 30 year break and you expect to see change – and you hope things will be better. Thus my wife Jane and I, together with our four children, were intrigued to see what life was…

Tony Whitten |

In my recent post about the Harapan ecological restoration concession, I mentioned that I’d taken some video of Agile Gibbons. Here it is, showing them ‘great calling’ and throwing themselves…

Tony Whitten |

I thought that seeing zoo animals would have prepared me for seeing these unfettered beasts at close quarters, but I was completely wrong. They are HUGE. I’d seen the video, read the book, heard…

Tony Whitten |

The number of Ironwood trees in Sumatra has greatly reduced because of heavy demand for the timber.

Tony Whitten |

One of the most exciting conservation initiatives in Asia at the moment is the Harapan Rainforest Initiative in central Sumatra, where I have just stayed for a week.

Tony Whitten |

Pig farmers in Nias pull a 'waste disappearing act' by converting manure into useable energy. At one of my trips to Nias, Indonesia, I discovered that a pig pen can actually be so clean…

Nia Sarinastiti |

Pongtip Puvacharoen works at the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific stand on the first day of Carbon Expo in Barcelona.

Florian Kitt |