News Indonesia

Spix’s Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions...

Wed, 05/09/2018
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions
These Chattering Lories were about to be shipped abroad when they were seized by law enforcement © Burung Indonesia

A new action plan to tackle illegal parrot...

Thu, 26/07/2018
In North Maluku, Indonesia, traders are using more and more complex methods to trap and market parrots, and many species are now globally threatened with extinction. BirdLife Partner Burung Indonesia united national parks, conservation groups and police investigators to develop a plan of action.
"East Indes Market Stall in Batavia", painted in the 17th century by an unknown artist

Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot...

Fri, 20/07/2018
Parrots are such popular pets that their capture has driven many species to the brink of extinction in the wild. But this isn't a new phenomenon - their role in human culture has been ingrained for millennia. We explore what parrots in art can tell us about the history of world trade routes.
The "Panda Team" will be preserving the habitat of the Giant Panda - along with the birds it shares it with

These millennials are changing the future of...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Young minds can give us fresh answers. These young people’s conservation ideas were so impressive that they were awarded grants to carry out their work. Check out ten projects that are shaping the conservation world for the next generation.

Rewarding work of restoring forest in Indonesia

Mon, 12/02/2018
Aventinus Sadip is the founder of a plant nursery and a farmer's group restoring forest around the Mbeliling IBA, Flores, Indonesia
The Helmeted Hornbill (Critically Endangered) is one of innumerable bird species that will benefit from the Program © Bjorn Olesen

Satellite tracking app empowers communities to...

Mon, 22/01/2018
This year we’re launching an innovative new programme using satellite technology and a mobile phone app to help locals monitor their forests. The Asia-Pacific Forest Governance Project, led by BirdLife and funded by the European Union, aims to involve the community in conservation and policy-making

Recognition for the birding guide who turned his...

Tue, 09/01/2018
Hendrikus Habur—2017 Nature's Heroes—is a birdwatching guide who has developed ecotourism around his local IBA into a source of improved livelihoods for his entire community.
A conservation focus group trials PRISM at Mbeliling IBA, Indonesia © Iain Dickson

Is your conservation having an impact? New...

Thu, 09/11/2017
Carrying out conservation work on the ground is vital, but evaluating the impact it's having is just as important. Yesterday, things got easier for conservationists everywhere with the launch of PRISM, an effective, easy-to-use and completely free evaluation toolkit.

Feathers in Flames: the species being snuffed out...

Tue, 30/05/2017
A provocative new art exhibition, provided thanks to Saatchi, shows the true cost of the man-made forest flames ravaging Indonesia.
Market in Jakarta, Indonesia © Michelle Robinson

The silencing of the songbirds

Thu, 08/12/2016
The 2016 Red List reveals that Indonesia’s love of songbirds is a tainted love; unsustainable trapping is driving many endemic species towards extinction.

2016 Red List: great news for island endemics,...

Thu, 08/12/2016
Today, the health of the world's 10,000+ bird species was revealed with the publication of the 2016 Red List. There are reasons to cheer, but also reasons for concern.
At 1.5 metres long the Helmeted Hornbill is the largest of its kind in Asia © Michaela Koschova

Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction

Wed, 28/09/2016
It's not just elephants and rhinos that face the wrath of ivory poachers; the distinctive casque of the Helmeted Hornbill is also being targeted for its supposed medicinal benefits.

New initiative aims to make self-assessment...

Wed, 22/06/2016

A coalition of conservation charities, led by BirdLife International, have developed a

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.

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.

Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015
Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Inspiring hope through Ecosystem Restoration

Thu, 20/11/2014
The IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WC