At a meeting in London, Taiwanese UK Representative, Dr Shen has handed over to BirdLife Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini the 2012 contribution from the Forestry Bureau to three top priority BirdLife conservation projects in Madagascar, Cambodia and Sao Tome.
The Forestry Bureau of Taiwan has contributed annually to international conservation through BirdLife programmes since the year 2000 .
“We appreciate the long standing support of the Forestry Bureau to a number of high priority global conservation programmes, and the appreciation for our work across the world through local conservation societies”, said Dr Lambertini.
BirdLife Partners in Germany (NABU) and Indonesia (Burung Indonesia), have initiated a new project to protect tropical forests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The project will take place in Gorontalo where 68.5 percent of the province is still covered with forests characterised by a very high and unique biodiversity. For this reason, Gorontalo is listed among the world’s 34 ‘biodiversity hotspots.’
The beginning of a new era in formal cooperation between BirdLife International and China has begun with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BirdLife International Partnership and the China Ornithological Society.