News Thailand

Red-headed Vulture © Shutterstock

Can we bring vultures back to Thailand?

Wed, 08/02/2017
Thailand no longer has any resident vultures - food shortages and hunting led to their extinction years ago. But an ambitious reintroduction project could change that...
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.
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite...

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.

Conservation leaders look to the future at...

Tue, 18/11/2014
Leaders of the main national nature organisations from across Asia came together to w

After five years of success, CEPF commits $10...

Tue, 26/03/2013
Five years ago, in response to the environmental crisis engulfing mainland South-East Asia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund launched a $10 million grants programme to conserve the critical ecosystems of the Indo-Burma Hotspot.