About BirdLife Asia
BirdLife International is a world-wide partnership of 120 independent national nature conservation organisations. In Asia, BirdLife International has Partners in Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China) and Thailand. In addition, BirdLife International works to promote conservation in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. With the support primarily of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, the BirdLife Asia Partnership has promoted the formation of bird clubs in many Chinese cities and provinces, and works jointly with government, schools and communities in China to conserve threatened bird species.
While sharing the goals of the BirdLife International Partnership, each country in the region has a structure and approach appropriate to its culture and traditions. In India, for example, the Bombay Natural History Society, BirdLife’s oldest member organisation, has set up the Indian Bird Conservation Network, a nationwide network of NGOS, Local Conservation Groups, bird clubs and individual ornithologists and conservationists. The Wild Bird Society of Japan is organised into 90 chapters throughout the Japanese islands.