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AI-FUNAN ALL NATURAL HANDMADE SOAPS

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 with these… Read more
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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 destination for… Read more
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BEE THE CHANGE

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

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

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BEHAU VILLAGE DIVER’S ECOLODGE

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 to the… Read more
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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 difficult choices.… Read more

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SALT OF THE EARTH

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 100 tones… Read more
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Supporting Organic farmers in China

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

April 27th 2011_Anlong Village, Sichuan, China_ Organic farmer Mr. Gao Yi Cheng (with short hair), shows off some 8 month old Pixian Douban, which is a famous chili paste made in China's

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CHINA HOMESTAYS

May 1st, 2011_Shangri-La, Yunnan, China_ People gather for a local festival, near the tiny village of Rime, near the town of Zhongdian (or Shangri-La) in northern Yunnan province, China. Several of these families take advantage of "Home Stays," by opening their homes to visiting tourists.

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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 tourism in … 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 in January … Read more

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