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Great Cormorant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Moment Birds Take Off

Mon, 01/08/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2016
Alton will now work in Taiwan to save seabirds from accidental death. © Ross Wanless

Training scientists to save seabirds

Mon, 06/06/2016
Meet Alton. He is tall, calm of character, and with a measured approach to work. He knows his fish and he knows his boats. And now he has become a seabird identification expert too – he works in Taiwan to teach fisheries observers to save seabirds from accidental death.
Great Spotted Woodpecker © HIH Princess Takamado

A Wonder of Evolution - Woodpeckers

Wed, 01/06/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, June 2016

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