Ai-Funan is a unique line of handmade soaps produced from local, all-natural ingredients in Timor-Leste. Ai-Funan, meaning “flower” in the Timorese language, is a true cottage industry, operated solely by a small group of women in Timor-Leste. The Hummingfish Foundation is proudly working

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Maubere Mountain Coffee

Timor Leste, the first new nation of the 21st century, sees its mountains rise each year as Australia’s tectonic plate pushes into Asia. Timor’s beautiful landscape, with peaks descending quite dramatically into pristine ocean with white sandy shores makes this nation a great

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Bee the Change: Apiculture Fences to Reduce Human-Elephant Conflict and Provide Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Rural Thai Villages

Over the past three decades, elephant habitat has been dramatically reduced throughout Asia due to destruction of forests for farms, settlements, roads, recreational… Read more

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Timor-Leste is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting dive tourism destinations and is blessed with numerous world-class dive sites, many of which are just a short drive from the capital city of Dili. As of now, most divers drive from Dili

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Thailand ELEPHANT TOWERS fisability study.

Poor farmers in Thailand are forced to sleep in towers at night, to protect their crops and themselves from wild, crop-raiding elephants.

After months of hard work in their fields, these farmers fortunes are sometimes destroyed by wild elephants, leaving the farmers with… Read more

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Laga, a small village located on the north coast of Timor-Leste, is home to one of the most remarkable sources of sea salt anywhere in the world.  Just a few kilometers east of the village is a lake which produces in access of

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Supporting Organic farmers in China

There is a wave of organic farming taking place in parts of China.

Thanks to the hard work of several organizations, like the Quan Riverbank Natural Farming Co-Op, International Rivers and the Chendu Urban Rivers Association, Chinese farmers are going back to their… Read more

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During a recent trip to northern Yunnan province in China, we had the most lovely time staying in the home of an local family.  It was a modest home for sure, but the family was so kind and generous to us… Read more

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Dan Groshong visits Haiti

Dan Groshong just returned from a 12 day trip to Haiti, looking over some potential projects to help develop a nature-based tourism industry there.

It was a very interesting trip indeed and there are many beautiful areas with great potential in regards to… Read more

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Adding value to Heritage & Nature in Haiti

In 1492, famed explorer Christopher Columbus described Haiti as “a paradise on earth.”

Since Christopher Columbus, geopolitics and natural disasters have severely affected Haiti and its natural environment leaving Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Even before the devastating earthquake… Read more

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