Asia
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo
07 Aug 2020

Meet the female forest defenders of the Philippines

Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado
01 Aug 2020

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken identity

For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock
31 Jul 2020

How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again

Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen
29 Jul 2020

Making the hotels of Sri Lanka birdwatcher-friendly

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik
27 Jul 2020

Why birds are the answer to saving Malaysian forests

Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.
© Pavel Tomkovich

Will you help us secure a future for the next generation of Spoon-billed Sandpipers?

30 Jun 2020

Wetlands ablaze: oil well leak causes major environmental incident in Assam

A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Morning glow in Sweden © HIH Princess Takamado
09 Jun 2020

A Morning in Sweden

Birds in the owl family are popular not only among children but also adults: their ability to rotate their heads 180 degrees, as well as their resemblance to Russian nesting dolls, matryoshkas, seems to attract everybody. In fact we humans tend to feel a sense of affinity to owls, because they have forward-facing eyes like ours.
Great Indian Bustard © Nayan Khanolkar
02 Jun 2020

Great Indian Bustard gets new level of protection

For the world’s heaviest flying bird, the modern landscape poses many threats and dangers. Fortunately, early this year, major landmarks decided at the Convention on Migratory Species secured greater protection for the species, both on land and in the air.
Belum-Temengor in Malaysia, one of the project sites © Malaysian Nature Society
21 May 2020

Annual forest governance review goes ahead virtually

In May, members of the Asia-Pacific Forest Governance project met to report on achievements of the past year and discuss the future of forest governance in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea: here are our key takeaways.
50% of the world's Spoon-Billed Sandpipers (Critically Endangered) overwinter here © Yann Muzika
03 Apr 2020

Myanmar shorebirds get four-fold expansion in protected wetland

One of Asia’s most important shorebird sanctuaries has just quadrupled in size thanks to years of advocacy from our Myanmar Partner. Here's how they connected insight with action to help birds on the brink and the people who live alongside them.

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