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One more in a cage; no more in the wild

Fri, 27/05/2016
A new study shows that, without action, soon the only places to see and hear Indonesian bird species will be in cages. There are 13 bird species found in Sundaic Indonesia which are at serious risk of extinction. Holding the status of Indonesia’s national bird would render Javan Hawk-eagle immune to over-harvesting? No, even this species is rapidly disappearing.
The last piece of the puzzle: newly-protected Western Siem Pang forest © Jonathan Eames

Huge protected forest jigsaw completed

Fri, 20/05/2016
One of the most valuable jigsaw pieces in the world has been slotted into place: welcome to Cambodia's Western Siem Pang forest, home to 5 Critically Endangered bird species.
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), a juvenile (Photo: HIH Princess Takamado)

The Goddess of Wisdom

Fri, 01/04/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April 2016
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

National Red List book for Nepal's birds published and online

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.

Record-breaking wintering numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China

Thu, 25/02/2016

Record numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered shorebird, have been

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016
A survey team led by Burung Indonesia (BirdLife in Indonesia) and BirdLife’s Asia Division has confirmed a wintering site of the globally threatened Chinese Crested Tern in eastern Indonesia.
Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Thrushes in Winter

Mon, 01/02/2016
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, February 2016