Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP)
The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP!) is an interagency coalition established to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia.
A comprehensive Global Mammal Assessment in 2008 implemented for the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTMrevealed that Southeast Asia had by far the highest concentration of species on the edge of extinction of any largely continental region in the world.
Similarly worrying patterns emerged in the illegal trade for reptiles in the region, indicating that there has been an explosion in urban markets for wildlife meat and medicinal products over the last few decades.
ASAP can be seen as an emergency call to bring together conservation organizations in an effort to focus attention on a region that, without further intervention and immediate action, is likely to see the demise of much of its unique biodiversity.
Best Western Premiere Agung Resort Ubud
Located just north of Ubud we are away from the hustle and bustle of the town yet within walking distance, or a few minutes away by our complimentary shuttle service. It’s the perfect location to explore Ubud and its surrounding attractions.
The Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud looks out over the jungle and surrounding rice fields and offers well-appointed rooms with contemporary Balinese decor, an infinity pool on two levels, restaurant, spa and a range of activities that allow guests to experience Balinese culture and Ubud at their best.
The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The Zoo’s original animal collection was very small, originally consisting of just eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a hyena, a tiger, an alligator, a circus elephant, and over four hundred birds, including a talking crow. The Zoo was founded on 65 acres in the middle of the city, and since then has acquired some of the surrounding blocks and several reserves in Cincinnati’s suburbs.
Ocean Park Conservation Fund Hong Kong
OPCFHK is committed to advocating, facilitating, and participating in effective conservation of Asian wildlife, with an emphasis on Chinese white dolphins and giant pandas, as well as their habitats through partnerships, fundraising, research, and education. It envisions a world where Asian wildlife remains biologically diverse under the stewardship of humans, corporations, and governments.
Since its expansion in 2005, OPCFHK has allocated over $58 million to fund over 400 research projects on cetaceans, giant pandas and many other species.
Begawan Foundation has received their support towards our education and community involvement in the breeding and conservation of Bali Starling.
Six Senses Uluwatu
Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali is in Pecatu, Uluwatu in the southernmost tip of Bali which is the home of the iconic Uluwatu temple where centuries old tradition and reverence mixes with beautiful beaches, inviting surfing spots and an eclectic wellness and dining scene. The Balinese inspired Resort sits atop a cliff with breathtaking views of the Ocean and inspiring dining.
World Parrot Trust
The World Parrot Trust (WPT) is an international leader in science-based, results-oriented, parrot conservation and welfare efforts. It is a dynamic international charity, with a clear objective for the protection of parrots -- one of the most threatened groups of birds on earth. Since 1989, WPT has led conservation and welfare projects in 42 countries for 66 species of parrots, focusing on developing immediate and long-term conservation strategies built on established scientific principals.
Direct actions include conducting field research on little known species, supporting the rehabilitation, release and reintroduction of threatened and endangered parrots, assisting in the purchase of critical habitat areas, encouraging ecotourism, and facilitating educational programs locally and worldwide. To help achieve these goals the WPT works with local and regional partners including individuals, organizations, landowners, government representatives, and indigenous populations.
World Parrot Trust is a major supporter of the foundation's programme to bring back the Mitchell's Lorikeet to Bali. This species has not been seen in Bali for a number of years.
Learn more about parrots and the World Parrot Trust at: www.parrots.org
Zoo Knoxville works with other zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) on a collective Species Survival Plan for all animals that live in AZA-accredited zoos in North America. Working together, they can maintain a healthy, genetically diverse population in zoos to ensure we don’t lose animals to extinction when wild populations are in peril.
Zoo Knoxville is also involved with conservation work in the field, with award-winning recognition for our efforts to save East Tennessee’s endangered bog turtle and ongoing research with native hellbender and mudpuppy salamanders. Staff members travel to far-flung places like the Komodo Islands, Madagascar and Indonesia to study animals in their native habitats.
Every guest that visits Zoo Knoxville also helps save wildlife and wild places. The “Quarters for Conservation” program gives 25 cents of every zoo ticket sold to on-going conservation programs around the globe.
Begawan Foundation has been selected as a recipient for the 2019 Quarters for Conservation program .