The Gerai OA is a mobile, non-profit stall carrying Orang Asli and Orang Asal craft from 17 different ethnic groups in Malaysia. The crafts are sourced directly from the villages where possible and 100% of the money from sales goes back to the community. After 3 successful years, REITA FAIDA RAHIM and PUAH SZE NING take stock .
An unexpected visit to Kuala Gandah village in Pahang, Malaysia gives SHAFINAZ SUHAIMI an introduction to the Orang Asli who live there and how the nation's development projects to tackle future water crises will affect them.
In Puerto Princesa, in the Philippines there is a centre for conserving endangered crocodiles. ANTONIO GRACEFFO looks at some of the issues they face.
What does environmental conservation mean to you? According to Dr Reza Azmi, changing the mind-set of people is a key task in dealing with environmental issues. KHOO HONG YEE talks to the founder of Wild Asia and finds out more about the organisation's conservation activities and Responsible Tourism initiative.
Burma's Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe chose exploitation in a tourist village rather than go back to a civil war which borders on genocide. ANTONIO GRACEFFO visits such a village and learns of the situation the Karen People are faced with.
The world's smallest bear once thrived from India to China. MARCUS NG chats with a researcher who shares the perils of his rainforest endeavors in Borneo to study these dwindling mammals.
Irshad Mobarak, also known as "The Jungle-Wallah of Langkawi", is well known for his passion and enthusiasm towards nature and the environment. "CARROL LAWRENCE" tells us about a self taught naturalist who has dedicated his time to promote conservation on Langkawi Island off the northwestern coast of Peninsula Malaysia.
The world's smallest bear once thrived from India to China. MARCUS NG explains how this tropical rainforest bear is nearly gone from Vietnam, Thailand and other parts of its range, but holding out in Borneo.
A love for the environment and sharing it with students led science teacher Kenny Peavy to write a book on conservation. NURJEHAN MOHAMED talks with Kenny about his new book and his hopes for the next generation of conservationists.
The Philippine city of Puerto Princesa is proud to have a leader who has taken a personal interest in the well-being of his people and the environment. ANTONIO GRACEFFO opens our eyes to the progress this city has made through the efforts of Mayor Edward Hagedorn.