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Protecting biodiversity: The insurance for our future

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Protecting biodiversity: The insurance for a sustainable future

Biodiversity is the rich variety of life on Earth. It is the source of water, food, fuel, medicines, helps with climate regulation, and underpins livelihoods as well as economies. However, this richness of life is under threat.

Protecting biodiversity is essential to ensuring both people and nature thrive. In recognition of these urgent needs, we partnered Conservation International Asia-Pacific (CIAP) by supporting conservation efforts in the Asia-Pacific region and raised awareness about the value of biodiversity and nature. This is not just for the future of the planet, but also for human well-being and the generations to come.

Conservation International

What our partnership seeked to achieve

In the 3-year collaboration, we provided support to a variety of biodiversity conservation efforts in Asia-Pacific which underpin the well-being of millions of people through the water, food, fuel, medicines, and climate regulation these ecosystems provide. Our partnership contributed to the conservation of approximately 9,500 hectares of forest, equivalent to about 13,000 soccer fields, and 72,500 hectares of ocean, an area slightly larger than Singapore. We estimated that these efforts helped to remove or avoid around 4.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions, equivalent to taking approximately 1 million cars off the road for a year. These goals were set in place so as to help insure the future of our planet with thriving ecosystems and sustainable societies, including our existence and well-being for the generations to come.

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Supporting conservation efforts across Asia
Hong Kong

Forest conservation and research

The partnership contributed towards forest restoration and botanical research to support the conservation of Hong Kong’s rich native biodiversity. It supported Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) in its botanical research to better understand species’ adaptation and resilience against natural disasters and human impacts.


Forest restoration and marine conservation

MSIG contributed to Conservation International’s ongoing forest restoration effort, the Green Wall project, in the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, situated in the Gedepahala landscape which provides essential freshwater to 30 million people who live in surrounding cities, including Jakarta. The partnership contributed to the protection of the Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS), recognised as the global epicentre of marine biodiversity and vital to over 350,000 people.


Wildlife research and mangrove conservation

The partnership supported the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in the protection of wild otters through ecological research, survey and monitoring. The local community was engaged on the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and resolve human-animal co-existence. It also included outreach initiatives with smallholder plantation farmers and owners to encourage best practices that considered the conservation of surrounding biodiversity.


Marine and mangrove research and conservation

The partnership supported scientific research in conservation of marine coastal environments. The research included underwater biodiversity assessments and other opportunities to better understand, value, and protect Singapore’s natural capital. This investment led to a better understanding of these natural resources and helped in making informed decisions on the sustainable use of land and sea.


Forest conservation and wildlife protection

This partnership supported Freeland’s Surviving Together Programme that helped to reduce illegal hunting and poaching by monitoring protected areas and wildlife. The partnership also built capacity with local communities through outreach programmes. Protecting biodiversity in this region can bring significant ecological and cultural benefits whilst driving revenue through eco-tourism.

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Forest conservation and wildlife protection

The partnership supported Save Vietnam's Wildlife (SVW) conservation efforts. SVW is a recognised leader in rescue, captive husbandry, rehabilitation, and release of threatened species. SVW’s conservation efforts in the Pu Mat National Park and Cuc Phuong National Park has helped to combat the threat to wildlife populations caused by habitat loss, unsustainable poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Our support helped equip rangers and veterinarians with the tools and equipment needed to protect and care for critically endangered species found in this ecosystem.