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Re-thinking eco-tourism

IS eco-tourism doing more harm than good? That was the issue that was debated during a discussion among representatives of indigenous groups all over the world at the Community Kampong during COP-7.


Protect tribal languages

SOME indigenous communities called for efforts to protect languages of traditional and local communities as a tool to conserve bio-diversity.


Traditional ‘technology’

KNOWLEDGE from indigenous communities is valuable, too.


Andean venture

IT gets extremely cold in the upper reaches of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, more than 4,000m above sea level, so it is just as well that the local people can rear alpacas to provide them with wool for ponchos, socks, hats and gloves.


Guidelines for technology transfer sought

Delegates from some developing and developed nations want clearer guidelines in setting up facilities to aid technology transfer or co-operation between countries as part of efforts to reduce biodiversity loss.


Plant problems

FOR tour guide Oscar Flores, it simply makes no sense to put an offshore liquid gas and fuel export terminal 8km north of the Paracas maritime reserve, a key rest spot for migrating birds in the Western Hemisphere.


Bumiputras ‘have come a long way’

The Government has made significant attempts in handling the economic and social disparities among various bumiputra ethnic communities here, said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)'s vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dzulkifli Abdul Razak.


New approach to contain spread of AIDS

Community conversations, an approach adopted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic, may help communities to identify their social problems and find the solutions, reports IVY SOON.


UN ropes in communities to fight HIV/AIDS

Communities in Malaysia are being roped in under the latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative to battle HIV/AIDS, where they will identify social problems and find solutions for themselves.


Thousands at Kaamatan fest

A cultural extravaganza greeted the thousands of people who turned up at the Sabah Cultural Centre yesterday for state-level Tadau Kaamatan celebrations.