The Dwindling Roar of the Wild

The fight to save the tigers has thus far had little success. The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) predicts that Malayan tigers will disappear from most forests if something isn't done. Anti-poaching activities organised by the Alliance are underway, and efforts increasingly involve members of the public. The message is slowly getting out.

The Beauty of Neutrality

Research and investment into renewable energy has been growing since the president of the Maldives declared five years ago that the country would go carbon neutral by the year 2020, in hopes that the rest of the world would follow suit.

Coral Conservation

Coral reef conservation is an important part of the fight against environmental degradation. But the fight has thus far been, and promises to be a long and hard one. Conservationists and scientists will need all the help they can get.


Water bear is the friendlier name for a tiny creature so resilient it is able to survive in winter ice and the deepest of oceans.

Diversity within diversity

The geometric form of pollen – the male part of the higher plants – is as strikingly beautiful as the plants from which they come.

Priest, Pachyderm and Pygmy

A theory gone unheeded for decades finally came to the attention of the scientific community and struck gold in 2003, when bones of a new, pygmy-sized hominin species were discovered on the island of Flores, Indonesia.

The Birth of Divergence

In 2014, the Limnonectes larvaepartus, or tadpole-laying frog, was finally characterised as a new species, 25 years since the first individual was discovered in the Wartabone National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

A Knot in Time

Whether they are tied into place as the weaver's imagination wanders, or aligned in code-like calculations, the minuscule knots of a carpet narrate tales of an ancient craft and those who keep it alive.

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