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Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), a juvenile (Photo: HIH Princess Takamado)

The Goddess of Wisdom

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 06:55

“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April 2016

Asia Japan

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 14:19

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.

Asia China Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

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

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 23:09

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.

Asia Nepal

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

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 08:40

Record numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered shorebird, have been discovered wintering in China, says conservationists from the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS, BirdLife International Partner in Hong Kong SAR, China).

Asia China Capacity Development

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious declines in migratory shorebirds

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 11:53

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines in three species of shorebird that migrate between Siberia and Australia is due to land reclamation along China's Yellow Sea coastline.

Asia China China Programme

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 08:45

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.

Asia China China Programme

Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Thrushes in Winter

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 05:55

'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, February 2016

Asia Japan

Indian Government commits to sign raptor conservation agreement

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 11:28

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.

Asia India Migratory Birds

One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 06:01

Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.

Asia China Preventing Extinctions

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