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September 2019
Dear Friends,

We are delighted to send you our third ASAP newsletter which puts a spotlight on the Philippines. We had the pleasure of attending and meeting with a number of our Partners at the 28th Philippine Biodiversity Symposium and the first multi-species Visayan Conservation Workshop hosted by ASAP Partner, Talarak Foundation Inc.

We are also excited to be partnering with Key Conservation. Read the interview with Founder and Director, Megan Cromp, to find out more about how ASAP Partners can gain real-time support and funding from their new app.

Finally, with 24 freshwater fishes added to the ASAP species list in the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the need to address the threats facing freshwater fishes has never been more urgent. At ASAP we will be working hard to catalyse conservation action for this highly threatened group of species.

Image © Geoff Tabaranza

Focus on the Philippines

There are 40 ASAP Species in the Philippines, with 36 of those found nowhere else. Find out more about this country’s fascinating and unique biodiversity

Image © Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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Partner Spotlight - Talarak Foundation Inc.

Find out more about ASAP Partner - Talarak Foundation Inc. and how they conserve threatened species in the Central Philippines.
Talarak Foundation recently hosted the West Visayan Conservation Workshop to develop action plans for five of their focal species - which include 3 ASAP Species.
Image © Talarak Foundation Inc.
If you would like to be featured in our newsletter, please get in touch!
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Key Conservation - call for conservation organisations

Have you ever wanted a greater reach for your organisation? 

Key Conservation is an app that seeks to do just that by connecting you with a global audience for funding, expertise and even volunteers.

We caught up with Founder and Director, Megan Cromp, to find out how their new app can help ASAP Partners.
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Latest update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Fishes now make up the bulk of ASAP species, find out more about how the July update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ impacts the ASAP species list.
Image © Movin Nyanasengeran
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 Species spotlight - Visayan Warty Pig

Common Name: Visayan Warty Pig
Scientific Name: Sus cebifrons
Historic Range: Islands of the West Visayas (Panay, Negros, Masbate, Guimaras, Ticao & Cebu)
Present Range: Small portions of Panay and Negros; a small population may still remain on Masbate (last seen in 1993)
Key facts: This species is one of four endemic pig species in the Philippines - and by far the most threatened. 

Habitat loss and hunting are major threats. Though its preferred habitat is forests, this species is known to raid farms on the fringes of forested areas and is seen as a pest by many local people.
Ex-situ colonies of the species are maintained by a number of institutions, and coupled with in-situ efforts (population monitoring & habitat protection) might be able to ensure the long-term survival of the species. 

Image © Roland Wirth
Species Profile

Funding & training opportunities

For each newsletter, we hunt to find you the latest funding and training opportunities. Knowing how difficult it is to find the time to seek out funds and training opportunities for your vital work, we hope this will make the process just a little easier.
See all latest opportunities
New opportunities:

Boot Camp for Conservation Changemakers
The Habitat Foundation
Course dates: 26th November to 5th December 2019
Application dates: Till 15th October 2019
Cost: MYR1,700 (funding available)

Upcoming deadlines:
1st October 
Rainforest Trust Grant

9th October
National Geographic
Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

13th October
Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo Small Grants Programme

AfID (Accounting for International Development) helps build financial management capacity of non-profit organisations through pro-bono and professional accountants and consultants, providing accounting support in a number of areas. Visit their website to find out more on how you could benefit from their support.

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We want to hear from you!

If you want your organisation’s work on an ASAP species to be shared with the Partnership, send us your content. We’d love to highlight your work.

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