For many foreigners, the location "Southeast Asia" typically evokes visions of steamy rainforests, a rich and diverse cultural history, and people
renowned for their charm and hospitality - rather than an import-export emporium for trade in wild plants and animals.
Southeast Asia's rich biodiversity, ranging from charismatic mega fauna such as tigers and elephants, to rare orchids and far-ranging marine turtles,
is ironically the very reason why these species are well known far beyond their natural habitats in the international markets of East Asia, Europe and
The Wildlife and forests in Asia are in rapid decline. A thousand years ago, tropical Asia was largely covered with forests. Orang-utans used to be
found from central China southward throughout South East Asia. Sightings of the massive Myanmar tigers are limited to only 3 of the 17 original areas. In
the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the number of nesting marine turtles has dropped by 90%. The range of the proboscis monkey is greatly limited and riverbanks
are quiet with the decimation of the strawheaded bulbul.
While total extinction of wildlife species takes a while, if we don't start protecting wildlife now, we will find be in trouble 20 to 30 years from
now. The rhino is essentially extinct in Southeast Asia. The tiger will be next.
'Without Animals there is no Paradise' ©™
(You will find beautiful photos throughout our website - We hope you enjoy them)
Our Blue Planets Biomes
What a great way to find out about the 'Worlds Biomes'. Major biomes include deserts, forests, grasslands, tundra, and several types of aquatic environments.
The earth includes a huge variety of living things, from complex plants and animals to very simple, one-celled organisms. But large or small, simple or
complex, no organism lives alone. Each depends in some way on other living and nonliving things in its surroundings.
"Without Animals ther is no Paradise"