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August 20, 2018

Mangroves are very unappreciated! Like tropical rainforests, mangrove ecosystems are very important habitats for plants and animals, help to regulate climate and also serve as water catchment areas. 26 July is celebrated every year as the International Day for the Cons...

April 19, 2017

Imagine owning an affordable eco-friendly house that only costs between RM60,000 - RM65,000, doesn't present you with electricity and water bills and has the perk of moving with you to different places.

Does the name GreenMan ring a bell? Yes, he is none other...

April 4, 2017

 Here's a cute little lemur that's only found in Madagascar

Greetings rainforest friends. Hope you've had an enjoyable April Fool's to brighten your weekend! 

Before we get to the meat of things, we would like to remind you to please take our poll. We really, really want...

April 3, 2017

Greeting rainforest friends! 

As we move forward in the revamping of our site, we want to hear what you want to hear. Do take a moment to complete the poll below and let us know what sort of articles you would like to see more often on BRainSfeed. We promise an exciting...

Thanks to Malaysia’s geographical advantage, we receive plenty of rainfall – about 3,000 mm annually – that streams into luscious rivers before flowing into sea. The Malaysian rivers bring an abundance of benefits; they support important freshwater ecosystems and habit...

January 24, 2017

“The future of the planet depends on our common ability to both protect and restore forests at an unprecedented scale, while simultaneously increasing agricultural production to meet growing global needs.”

- Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.

Last year on May 26, c...

December 8, 2016

Researchers have warned that a staggering 57 percent of the Amazon’s 15,000 tree species face extinction if the forest continues to be cleared at current rates (image credit: inhabitat.com)

Is the deforestation in the Amazon that bad? Yes it is, according to the latest...

December 5, 2016

 Setting a forest on fire is the quickest and cheapest manner to clear it. (image credit: Greenpeace Australia)

It's pretty much known that palm oil plantations are one of the major causes of deforestation in Southeast Asia. While agricultural conglomerates such as...

November 1, 2016

Over 100 speakers and participants came from all over Malaysia and the world to be a part of the inaugural Belum Rainforest Summit. We had speakers from Ghana, the Philippines, Indonesia and even the UK! Here's but a few of the many faces who made history with BRainS 2...

September 2, 2016

Image credit: ABC News

Those were the words uttered by the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, in Sierra Nevada when speaking about a link between conservation efforts and ending global warming. He also showed how federal and local governments can effectively...

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