Malay and Filipino
islands and peninsulas of Southeast Asia are one of the world's richest centers of biodiversity. Here
live the monkey-eating eagle, Sumatran tiger, Javan rhino, orang-utan,
Komodo dragon and countless other unique organisms. Here also live
more than 400 million people
whose lingua franca is either Malay or Filipino. Because libraries in this
region are often short of funds for buying new books, these people rely heavily
on the internet for up-to-date information, hence the special need for ecological information online
in Malay and Filipino.
Ecology Online has acquired the domain names "ekolohiya.net" and "ekologi.net"
to publish ecological information in Filipino and Malay. However, to
set up these free websites and make them a success, we need the collaboration of
people from Southeast Asia.
If you would
like to volunteer your time and skills to help develop these free websites,
please write us today (in English) at the following e-mail address:
Photograph: Ecological investigations on Palawan.
Photographer: Paolo Dizon (Philippines)