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Green Conquers All

By Dave Armstrong - 09 Jul 2012 14:26:31 GMT
Green Conquers All

Credit: © GREEN RIDERS: Southeast Asia

In their long and (hopefully) painless slog to Bali, Kenny and Jamie (above) have so far hurdled many hazards, while cycling many circuitous routes and biking their brains off. The aim however is to spread the eco-word everywhere. In schools, government and in town and country, ideas are being exchanged.

With the Malaysian leg well under way The GREEN RIDERS are approaching the half-way mark on their epic voyage on a bicycle. To leave Thailand and reach Bali, they will travel using bamboo bikes all of the way.

GREEN RIDERS route

The route their bamboo bikes will take them; Credit: © Google Maps

Have a look at GREEN RIDERS Southeast Asia Episode 3 below, taken from their YouTube video channel, especially if you fancy a real eco-friendly holiday village (at Kok Krai).

The ecotourism concept and the idea of holidaying with locals is not new, so people can appreciate that this idea also transmits cash straight into local economies and avoids profit taking by those you would really rather stayed poor!

With the jungles well covered so far, a list of the species that can be seen in each area has proved popular. Kenny prepared this list, which you can check up as the Malaysia leg passes Georgetown and the Singapore leg approaches:

Species List so far:

MANY LEGGED CRITTERS

Golden Orb Spider

Hunting Spider

Weaver Ants

Millipede

SCALY CRITTERS

Agamid Lizard

Gliding Lizard

Water Monitor

CRITTERS WITH GILLS

Needle Fish

Mudskipper

CRITTERS WITH A SHELL

Mangrove Crab

Fiddler Crab

FEATHERED CRITTERS

Bee Eater sp.

Spotted Neck Dove

Greater Coucal

Common Myna

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Magpie Robin

Asian Fairy Bluebird

Nightjar

Blue Whistling Thrush

Blue Rock Thrush

White Bellied Sea Eagle

Brahminy Kite

Brown Winged Kingfisher

Ruddy Kingfisher

Collared Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

Little Green Heron

Grey Heron

Racquet Tailed Drongo

Mangrove Pitta

Green Billed Malkoha

Ashy Tailor Bird

Little Egret

Pied Fantail

Ruby Cheeked Sunbird

Pacific Swallow

Philippine Glossy Starling

Black Naped Oriole

Long Tailed Sibia

Yellow Vented Bulbul

Koel

Pacific Swallow

FURRY CRITTERS

White Handed Gibbon (heard)

Tree Shrew

Grey Bellied Squirrel

Long Tailed Macaque

Dusky Langur

Sorry it's so long already, but that's tropical forest for you... If you want to ask about any creature, just ask the Green Riders or us at Earth Times. Perhaps more significant for our interest, how about the observed figure of 62,478 oil palm trees.

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Topics: Sustainability / Eco-Friendly