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Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 08:45

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.

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Indian Government commits to sign raptor conservation agreement

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 11:28

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.

Asia India Migratory Birds

One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 06:01

Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.

Asia China Preventing Extinctions

Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’s waterbirds

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 18:01

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Census, which, in November 2015, published its third report on the state of the country’s coastal waterbirds

Asia China Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

Good for birds, good for fishermen.

Speaking your language to save albatrosses

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 15:58

Reaching out to Taiwanese fishing crews with an instructional video to help save albatrosses from accidental bycatch

Asia Taiwan (China) Marine

Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

The Eyes of the Cormorant

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 10:05

‘Through the Lens’, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2015

Asia Japan

Prek Toal -  South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony (Image: Sun Visal)

Extraordinary waterbird colony – Prek Toal - recognised as Ramsar Site

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 13:34

South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 21,342 hectares Prek Toal (Ramsar Site no.

Asia Cambodia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

New agreement for the conservation of South Korea’s top coastal wetland

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 07:35

BirdLife International and the Government of Seocheon County have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of the Geum Estuary in the Republic of Korea.

Asia South Korea Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Common Kestrels - the changing relationship of co-existence with humans

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 17:21

'Through the Lens', Fujingaho magazine, October 2015

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