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Tuesday, 24 October

14:32

International Gibbon Day: smaller apes are endangered, yet overlooked CHANGING TIMES

Today (Tuesday) is International Gibbon Day and events are being organised around the world to foster awareness about the endangered primates and raise money for gibbon conservation.

Gibbons live in tropical and subtropical rainforests from eastern Bangladesh and northeastern India to southern China and Indonesia.

Today, Changing Times is focusing on the plight of gibbons in Malaysia, and the work of Mariani Ramli. 

There are twenty recognised gibbon species. On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, four are listed as critically endangered, 14 as endangered, and one as vulnerable. One has yet to be assessed.

The major threats to gibbons include loss of habitat and hunting pressure, often for the wildlife trade. 

 

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09:51

Mining waste dams threaten people and the environment: UN Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

New UNEP report Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident finds mining waste dams threaten people and the environment

Earthworks, MiningWatch, Amnesty, London Mining Network | 23 October 2017

An international coalition of non-governmental organizations welcomes the new Assessment Report Summary released last week in Geneva by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges States and the industry to end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a zero-failure objective.

The joint UNEP-GRID Arendal assessment, Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident, highlights over 40 mining waste failures over the last decade, including eight significant spills since 2014 alone. These failures have killed some...

09:19

PNG envairaman grup bai kisim gavman igo long kot Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Caroline Tiriman | Radio Australia | 23 October 2017

Wanpla laen em oli no laikim ol wok mining aninit long solwara long Bismark sea long Papua New Guinea itok bai oli kisim gavman igo long kot bihaenim ol wari long despla mine.

Odio: Peter Bosip Executive direkta blong centre for environmental law and community rights long PNG itoktok wantem Caroline Tiriman

Nautilus Minerals blong Canada i laik statim mining long ol solwara namel long East New Britain na New  Ireland province long 2019.

Sopos despla mine igo hed, em bai kamap olsem nambawan  mine em i kamap long wanpla kantri long wold, na planti pipal long PNG iet na ol narapla kantri i wari tru long wonem emi nap bringim bikpla heve tru long ol pipal blong despla tupla provins.

Despla grup, Solwara warriors alliance i laikim gavman long givim ol documents em gavman na kampani igat long environment  na ol wonem samting oli nap mekim long stretim heve emi nap kamap long...

Monday, 23 October

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