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The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Project | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

The Orangutan Project (TOP) is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild. See how plam oil affects Orangutan habitat.

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Volcanoes FAQ

Volcanoes FAQ | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Frequently Asked Questions about Volcanoes from the US geological survey. Plenty of general information applicable to all volcanoes. 

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Support after a natural disaster

This information is for young people affected by a natural disaster such as a flood, bushfire, earthquake or cyclone.
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The Science of Bushfires

The Science of Bushfires | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Lots of links to answer the how, why and who questions of burshfires in Australia.

 

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Indonesia tsunami deaths 2010

Indonesia tsunami deaths 2010 | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Article about effects on population from earthquake in 2010. More than 100 people are killed and many are missing in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by this powerful earthquake. Links to many related articles.

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Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming?

Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming? | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

While some 150,000 people were killed by the 2004 tsunami, few animals seem to have been caught off guard. Do animals have a sixth sense about such danger?

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Asian Zoos

Asian Zoos | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Animal Concerns Research & Education Society report on the condition of Asian Zoos.

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WSPA Asia

WSPA Asia | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

World Society for the Protection of Animals - Asia. Information about animal cruelty and links to articles. 

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Fur Trade Asia to America Legal Issues

Dry legal assessment of laws in various countries regarding fur trade and the measure used to get fur (hunting, farming, poaching etc.). Worth a look at the page.

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Asia and the Pacific Nature Conservation, Environment Issues | The Nature Conservancy

Asia and the Pacific Nature Conservation, Environment Issues | The Nature Conservancy | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it
Learn about nature conservation in Asia and the Pacific, including environmental issues and resources from The Nature Conservancy. Start Exploring Asia and the Pacific!
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Exploring tattoos/body designs | Asia Education Foundation

Exploring tattoos/body designs | Asia Education Foundation | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it
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Savage Earth: The Ring of Fire

Savage Earth: The Ring of Fire | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

SAVAGE EARTH ONLINE, the Web companion to the four-hour series on earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

From National Geographic. The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

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Learn about earthquakes

Learn about earthquakes | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards...
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Types of Volcano Hazards

Types of Volcano Hazards | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Great diagram and information about the hazards volcanoes can cause.

 

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New smog threat as Indonesia bush fires spread

New smog threat as Indonesia bush fires spread | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Bush fires in Indonesia and their effect. From the BBC News - Asia-Pacific

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After a Bushfire

After a Bushfire | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Emotional after effects of fire disasters.

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After the 2004 tsunami: rebuilding lives, salvaging communities

After the 2004 tsunami: rebuilding lives, salvaging communities | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it
Five years after deaths of 228,000 people, reconstruction effort has changed the rules of disaster response...
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Japanese Disasters Also Leaving Animals in Peril

Japanese Disasters Also Leaving Animals in Peril | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Effect of natural disasters: Humane Society adviser says the situation in Japan shows the acute need for animal rescue and care.

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Animal Cruelty

Animal Cruelty | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Links to articles from PETA Asia-Pacific tagged with "Animal Cruelty". Images may be distressing. 

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China's circus animal cruelty

China's circus animal cruelty | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

A picture of a bear forced to ride a high-wire on a motorbike with a monkey in tow has been released by a charity to bring attention to the cruelty inflicted on animals in China's zoos and theme parks. Telegraph, UK

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GNS Science Topics

GNS Science Topics | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Explore New Zealand's earthquakes and volcanoes. GNS Science is New Zealand's leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services.

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World Vision Asia Pacific

World Vision Asia Pacific | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

Information and video about econonic issues, poverty and effects of natural disasters.

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Earth's Endangered Creatures - Endangered Species of Asia

Lists of endangered species in Asia....
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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | The Pacific 'Ring of Fire'

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | The Pacific 'Ring of Fire' | Asia Pacific Region - Geography | Scoop.it

The BBC profiles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" - the zone of major seismic activity which has one of the world's most active fault lines. Links to recent Sumatran earthquake news.

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Stephen Taylor's curator insight, February 16, 5:06 PM

The Pacific Ring of Fire is composed over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes.  There is more seismic (earthquake) activity here than anywhere else on the planet.  We now know that the Ring of Fire is located at the borders of the Pacific Plate and other major tectonic plates.  The Ring of Fire encircles the Pacific Ocean, encompassing, New Zealand, along the eastern edge of Asia, north across the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and south along the coast of North and South America.  For an extra credit assignment, draw and ladel all the  parts of the ocean floor, including the mid-ocean trench.  Also name three volcanos they have been created because of the Pacific Ring of Fire.