The search is on for the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes.

Not all superheroes have super powers and wear capes. Some just go about their daily routine of conserving the web of life.

They are local government leaders who have successfully adopted and implemented biodiversity action plans. They are conservation workers who have implemented significant conservation initiatives to bring together the traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities and modern science. They are media practitioners who help bridge the communication gap between biodiversity experts and the general public. They are scientists whose research led to the identification of new species. They are biodiversity advocates whose conservation projects have resulted in positive change in communities. They are youth leaders who are engaging fellow youth in performing simple but significant conservation activities.

They are people like us who have a huge stake in the battle against biodiversity loss.

On its 50th anniversary, ASEAN will celebrate the efforts of 10 men and women from the region who are taking action to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from the products and services provided by the web of life.

The search is on for the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes.

Not all superheroes have super powers and wear capes. Some just go about their daily routine of conserving the web of life.

They are youth leaders who inspire other people by performing significant conservation activities. They are biodiversity advocates who work passionately to effect positive change in communities. They are communicators who devote themselves to mainstreaming biodiversity and helping the public understand the web of life. They are government leaders who have made biodiversity conservation a pillar of their public service.

They are individuals who are taking innovative and extraordinary steps to conserve biodiversity.

They are people like us who have a huge stake in the battle against biodiversity loss.

On its 50th anniversary, ASEAN will celebrate the efforts of 10 men and women from the region who are taking action to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from the products and services provided by the web of life.

Get to know the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes on 08 August 2017 and be inspired by their stories.

To know more about the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes, log on to heroes.aseanbiodiversity.org or send an e-mail to heroes@aseanbiodiversity.org.