SOUTHEAST ASIA VERTEBRATE
END OF MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA HOSTING
24th August 2019
In 2016, SEAVR was launched to encourage amateurs to carefully document
wildlife they encounter, and to attempt to build bridges between amateur
enthusiasts and professional researchers.
In Indonesia and Malaysia recent changes in attitude and negative,
disrespectful articles in the online press towards the harmless pursuits
of amateur naturalists have led to accusations of
non-citizens being engaged in illegal research.
As a consequence, as of 24th August 2019 Ecology Asia
no longer hosts any SEAVR contributions for Malaysia: this applies
to both citizens and non-citizens. All SEAVR content for Malaysia
has been removed.
In addition, Ecology Asia
no longer hosts any SEAVR contributions for Indonesia from
non-citizens. Some selected contributions submitted by Indonesian
nationals are maintained in archive.
As of 24th August 2019, submissions from
Indonesia or Malaysia, either by citizens or non-citizens, will no longer be
Submissions from Philippines and Indochina continue to be welcomed.
I am deeply grateful for the support given to me by a
number of specialists in both Indonesia and Malaysia. I have
enjoyed your correspondence and have learned much from you in the last 3 years.
Webmaster: Ecology Asia