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A win for weavers: community entrepreneurship prize

By in Indonesia on 02. Jul, 2014
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PRCF Indonesia Associate, Fifiyati Hoesni, has been awarded a community entrepreneurship prize for her dedication to the Dayak weaving project in Indonesian Borneo. ‘Dayak’ is a loose term for the indigenous peoples of Borneo. Weaving, an ancestral art form practiced mainly by older Dayak women, is under threat of extinction because younger generations are leaving […]

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Help save the endangered Francois’ langur

By in Campaigns, Vietnam on 21. Jun, 2013
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The endangered Francois’ Langur is one of PRCF Vietnam’s flagship species. We have confirmed that a small population of this langur is living in the isolated limestone karst forest of Lam Binh province, near the border with China. Urgent on-ground action is now needed to help protect this langur and its critical habitat in northern […]

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Lam Binh community sends strong message to poachers

By in Vietnam on 10. Mar, 2013
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In February 2013 our partner Save Our Species featured an updated account about PRCF field coordinator Tu Minh Tiep’s role in capturing a wildlife hunter in northern Vietnam. SOS is a global coalition to conserve threatened species and their habitats. PRCF’s collaboration with SOS to protect the Francois langur’ began in 2011. The article titled Lam Binh community sends […]

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PRCF photo contest winners

By in Campaigns, PRCF on 02. Aug, 2012
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Congratulations to the two winners of our Where are all the Wild Things? photo contest. Renee Bell’s photo of a pangolin won first prize based on the number of Facebook ‘Likes’. Second place was won by Christine Rehman for her ‘backyard bear’ photo. This was our first photo contest, designed to celebrate PRCF’s 17th birthday […]

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Community conservation: 3D mapping

By in Vietnam on 13. Jul, 2012
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PRCF Vietnam’s three-dimensional mapping project in the Lam Binh Forest area, northeastern Vietnam, involved 30 local people from seven villages. Their energy and enthusiasm – and the high standard of their very first 3D map – helped make this a very successful community conservation activity.

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Snubby also found in Yunnan, China

By in PRCF on 19. May, 2012
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A second small population of the recently discovered species, the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), has been discovered by scientists in China.

PRCF’s CEO Fernando Potess said ‘we are very pleased to learn that there are more Snubby groups beyond those discovered in Myanmar – perhaps even holding viable populations of the species’.

A second small population of the recently discovered species, the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), has been discovered by scientists in China.

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PRCF Named in List of Top-Rated Nonprofit Organizations

By in PRCF on 06. May, 2012
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PRCF has been named to a new list of top-rated nonprofits by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of user reviews for nonprofit organizations. The top-rated green nonprofits list is composed of organizations that have received at least ten positive reviews from stakeholders, such as volunteers, donors, or clients.

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Myth no longer: Myanmar ‘Snubby’ caught live on camera

By in Myanmar on 19. Jan, 2012
Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey Camera Trap

Thanks to high-tech camera traps set up in remote northeastern Myanmar, we now have the world’s first photos of the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey in the wild. These photos show that the elusive ‘Snubby’ really does exist, despite much skepticism – and the fact that no scientist has yet seen this monkey alive. (Photo: BANCA/FFI/PRCF 2011)

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Striving to save the remaining forests in West Borneo

By in Indonesia on 20. Nov, 2011
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In October 2011, PRCF Indonesia’s work on protecting the remaining forests in West Kalimantan, was featured in the Pontianak Post. The article, written in Bahasa Indonesian, touches on PRCF’s work to ensure rural communities are granted management status of the forests surrounding their villages. (Photo: Stephanie Jung.)

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Mississauga 2011: Carassauga Festival of Cultures

By in Events, Indonesia on 09. Jun, 2011
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On June 3rd through 5th, PRCF Indonesia participated, for the first time, in the Carassauga Festival of Cultures. The Indonesian pavilion was hosted by the Indonesian Consulate in Toronto, in partnership with the Indonesian Canadian Community Association (ICCA).

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