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Award for vulture restaurant pioneer whose work helps poor farmers

Tue, 09/01/2018
This 2017 Nature's Heroes, nominated by Bird Conservation Nepal, pioneered safe feeding areas which have led to the beginning of a recovery in populations of threatened vultures.

Recognition for the birding guide who turned his community into conservationists

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.
Farmer Itey Phar harvests IBIS rice at Khey Svay village © BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

IBIS Rice: the bird-friendly rice scheme boosting livelihoods in Cambodia

Mon, 08/01/2018
On 27 December, BirdLife Cambodia hosted a Farmer’s Day at Khet Svay village in Siem Pang, to celebrate the area’s first harvest of IBIS Rice. This award-winning project is helping to conserve Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, and its crucial wildlife sanctuary home.
Dasho Paljor Dorji, 2017 Nature's Hero for his exemplary work in Bhutan's conservation.

Nature’s Heroes Award for Bhutan’s Godfather of conservation

Thu, 04/01/2018
Dasho Paljor Dorji (Dasho Benji)—often referred to as the Godfather of conservation in Bhutan—has been named one of Nature's Heroes by Bhutan's Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).
The Indian Vulture is one of three vulture species reassessed in a new paper released today © Sudipto Roy

New study: India may have even fewer vultures than we thought

Tue, 19/12/2017
India’s Critically Endangered vulture populations seemed to be stabilising, but a new study reveals that numbers may be fewer than we thought. Although vulture-killing livestock drug diclofenac has been banned, other drugs, equally fatal to vultures, have not. This is thought to be the main cause.
Found only on Christmas Island, the Abbott's Booby is now Endangered due to mining activity  © Sarah Summers

Don't Ruin Christmas: mining threatens wildlife haven Christmas Island

Fri, 15/12/2017
Home to five unique bird species found nowhere else, charmingly-named Christmas Island is one of nature’s most amazing gifts to Australia and the world. But new phosphate mining proposals threaten devastation. The Australian Government must choose to conserve this incredible biodiversity hotspot.
Cackling Goose © HIH Princess Takamado

Cackling Goose

Fri, 01/12/2017
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, December 2017
A captive-reared White-rumped Vulture takes its first unrestricted flight © Jyotendra Thakuri

The big moment: Nepal releases its first ever captive-reared vultures

Mon, 20/11/2017
Watch as conservation history is made: six captive-reared Critically Endangered White-rumped Vultures venture out into the wild. This comes at a time when the world is finally waking up to the plight of vultures.
A conservation focus group trials PRISM at Mbeliling IBA, Indonesia © Iain Dickson

Is your conservation having an impact? New toolkit PRISM will find out

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.