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Fri 17 Dec 2004

Jane Goodall on CNA

Category : tvradio

Channel News Asia conducted an interview with Jane Goodall when she was here for the Biology in Asia conference earlier this month.

The first telecast of One on One will be on ChannelnewsAsia this Monday, 20th December 2004 at 9.30pm. There are four repeat telecasts as well.

Mon 20 Dec: 9:30pm, 12:30am
Tue 21 Dec: 12:30pm
Sat 25 Dec: 8:00am
Sun 26 Dec: 12:30am.

Thanks to Darren Yeo for the alert

Posted at 10:53AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Fri 17 Dec 2004

ST - Horrific find in dog farm in Pasir Ris

Category : animalwelfare

"Horrific find in dog farm in Pasir Ris; 3 maggot-infested Shih Tzus feed on carcass of canine." By Tanya Fong, The Straits Times, 17 Dec 2004. [link, pdf].

"The dogs were discovered by volunteers for Metta Cats, a non-profit group that helps to house and feed abandoned cats. Its cattery is next to the breeder's farm. Said one of the volunteers, a student, who asked not to be named: 'We were there on Dec 5. We heard the dogs whimpering, and saw them scavenging on the dead dog.' The story is described on Metta Cats' website: 'The place was filled with faeces and urine... there was only one pathetic bowl of greenish water, covered with algae.' [link].

Metta Cats is appealing for sponsorship to support the [link]. The other 2 dogs are now under the care of Mettacats but require much medical attention. To date, the medical bills have mounted to almost $500 and sponsorships for these 2 dogs will be greatly appreciated.

Posted at 3:46AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Fri 17 Dec 2004

Sea Hounds: Singapore's first PADI National Geographic Center 

Category : marine

Habitatnews is pleased to congratulate Sea Hounds on being Singapore's very first PADI National Geographic Dive Center. Seahounds has long been a supporter of conservation efforts in Singapore waters, and is a partner of the Pulau Hantu blog,

'PADI National Geographic Dive Centers are PADI's elite dive centers with highest customer standards and product offerings. PADI Instructors conducting the program and participants must use a local PADI National Geographic Dive Center to participate in the exclusive National Geographic Diver program.

As a National Geographic Diver, you join an elite group of explorers, adventurers and conservationists. The insight and training you gain during this program will broaden your awareness and take your diving skills to a new level. You'll learn to observe and explore like an underwater scientist.'

Read about it on Seahounds Sniff-outs.

Posted at 2:02AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news