Fri. Jun 21st, 2019

PAWS, PCS team up to protect biodiversity and show love to cats

Palauans are animal lovers and have a deep respect for nature and the environment. This is reflected in many of the stories and legends told to us by our elders, including the story of the Cat and The Sea Snake. This tale of unlikely siblings, reminds us to be kind to animals – when animals are treated well, they will be loyal.

The Palau Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Palau Conservation Society (PCS) have teamed up to remind the community of the best ways to be kind to cats and protect biodiversity at the same time.

First and foremost, the campaign emphasizes the importance of spaying and neutering cats (selkosk el katuu). A spayed/neutered cat helps reduce the population of homeless cats in the community and reduces roaming, fighting, and the marking of territory with urine. Non-spayed/neutered cats have the potential of becoming feral or free-range and given the opportunity to reproduce, one non-spayed cat can produce 36 cats in just 16 months.  Cats are superb hunters and have the ability to catch all sorts of prey, including birds. Many of Palau’s birds are endemic and even endangered. The more cats we have roaming our forests, the greater the threat to Palau’s birds and reptiles. A recent study suggests that cats are the principle threat to almost 8% of critically endangered birds, mammals, and reptiles, with island birds particularly at risk.

PAWS is a non-profit organization that can help members of the community spay and neuter their cats. For more information, visit the PAWS website www.pawspalau.org or call 775-PAWS (7297). You can also contact Yalap Yalap at PCS to learn more – 488-3993 or yyalap@palauconservation.org .

 

 

 


ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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