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H&L Diaries | Day 1 Chapter 2: Chang Cin Lok

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 25, 2009

If you’re thinking Chang Cin Lok is a Chinese name, then you are…………..wrong! Chang in Thailand means elephant, and Cin Lok in Indonesia is short for “cinta lokasi” which means love upon meeting each other and being in the same...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 2: We Hate Goodbyes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Dear diary, Before we say goodbye *sniff sniff*, we feel obligated to share the stories about the rest of the elephants (because we already mentioned Kajapatara and Dok Kaew’s love story). The rest of elephants also have great...

H&L Diaries | Day 2 Chapter 1: Alongkot, Born for Chang

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 26, 2009

Dear diary, Throughout our trip, we met several amazing people—one of which was Dr. Alongkot Chukaew, the director of Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TREF).  If you want to know anything about elephants—from their...

Beautiful Moment #4

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 3 comments

Lea Guerrero

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 1: Full of Sh*t

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Albert Lozada, Philippines This is our last day in Ancient Siam, which means the last day of the Chang(e) Caravan project, which also means the last day with the elephants (Noooooooo!!  But that’s okay, we promise to visit them...

Stupid is what stupid does…

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 23, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act. One striking thing in the movie,...

Isa and the Chang[e] Caravan petition

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 3 comments

Isa (Wiriya) is our cheerfully tireless media officer in the Bangkok office.  Here she's going beyond duty to help distribute the brochures which contain the petition we're running for the Chang[e] Caravan. The people we've met along...

Meet Tui

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

Meet Tui (Sataporn Thongma), our fantastic photographer. That's him behind Jeeb holding the banner. You'd never guess, but Tui is also our IT guy here in the Greenpeace Bangkok office. Tui has been capturing all the beautiful...

Elephants, close up

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

You never get to know an elephant until you go on an elephant caravan. And we've been really up close with five of them in this journey. More on each of them later.... Meanwhile, here are some interesting close up photos from Tui... ...

Beautiful Moment #3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 17, 2009 1 comment

Here's another beautiful moment from the caravan: Passing by rice fields in Saraburi Province. Lea Guerrero

Beautiful Moment #2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009

The moment we saw this everyone called it the "perfect photo." It was taken just at the right time when the sun had newly risen. The elephants went for a dip before they set off for the second leg of the Chang[e] Caravan. The water...

You can never get tired of watching elephants taking a shower....

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

Elephants can suck up to 14 liters of water at a time.  Just imagine how much water a large creature such as the elephant needs. A poll released today by WWF, Greenpeace and 350.org shows that Asians consider water shortage the...

What do ancient elephant poachers and Greenpeace have in common?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 2 comments

A mahout elder stands before an elephant while waiting to perform a Pa-Kam ritual, a traditional ceremony to call on mahout ancestors for for good luck and safety before an elephant journey. September 12, 2009 We launched the ...

People-Elephant-Forest

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

This is a photo of a People-Elephant-Forest talk which the TERF (Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund) usually conduct.  Their audience varies and this one that we conducted last Tuesday is the talk for school children. TERF...

The future depends on what we do in the present

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2009 1 comment

September 12, 2009 Om Jai Shri Ganesha! As is the practice amongst millions of believers, especially the Hindus, the blessings of the elephant-headed god, aka Ganapati, the remover of obstacles and god of all beginnings, were sought...

Quotes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 4 comments

From the UN General Assembly special session on climate Change 22 Sept 09 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global...

All eyes on Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 20, 2009

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday. We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable...

Walking with the elephants!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 2 comments

13 September 2009 I have walked for many causes in the past. Inspired by the Narmada Bachao Andolan , I walked with people of the Narmada valley in India who were opposing the  hugely controversial Sardar Sarovar dam, that has wiped...

Um

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 1 comment

After walking 3 days under the scorching sun for the Chang(e) Caravan, I am welcoming the thunder storm that is raging while we seek shelter under the roof of a Buddhist temple at Nakhonratchasima Province in Thailand. For 15 days, I...

Washington, we have a problem.

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009 3 comments

Xiaowei, a Chinese rock-star, Tshepo, an African activist and Shane, an American-Indian student are part of the small Greenpeace team of Thai and Filipino staff and volunteers, that walked the entire distance of 12 kms with the...

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