Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:34
With swifts on their way back to Africa it was time to open the boxes erected earlier in the year and find out what the birds had been doing...
Europe and Central Asia
Fri, 13/08/2010 - 15:33
In July, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST - BirdLife in Thailand) joined a government’s official event to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) 2010 organised by Office of Natural Resources and Environment Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) at Khao Khiew Open Zoo in Chonburi Province, 100 km east of Bangkok, under a theme ‘Biodiversity is Our Life’.
Wed, 11/08/2010 - 19:29
The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around 35,500 square kilometers) of the world's mangroves -- forests straddling both land and sea -- have been lost since 1980.
Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:17
Henderson, one of the Pitcairn Islands, is home to Endangered Henderson Petrel and many of the world’s gadfly petrels. Together with its endemic plants, snails and invertebrates, not to mention its turtle population, it must surely be as important as Britain & Ireland in terms of global biodiversity. Yet conservation bodies are desperately trying to raise funds to eradicate the Polynesian Rats that could seriously affect much of the island’s unique wildlife, and potentially cause species extinctions...
Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54
The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.
Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37
Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.