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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.
White-rumped Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters wait within the pre-release aviary © Bird Conservation Nepal

Captive-reared Critically Endangered vultures soon to be released in Nepal

Wed, 08/11/2017
Conservationists are making great progress in removing vulture-killing drug diclofenac from Nepal, with vulture populations stabilising as a result. Now, in this safer environment, it’s almost time for six captive-reared White-rumped Vultures to venture out into the wild.
The White-rumped Vulture is one of four critically endangered vulture species benefiting from the ban © Lip Kee

India closes the loophole threatening the recovery of Asia's vultures

Fri, 27/10/2017
This week, India took a crucial step towards preventing the extinction of Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures by upholding the ban on large vials of diclofenac, a painkiller fatal to vultures. The judge was on the vultures’ side throughout, preferring the term “sanitary workers” to "scavengers".
Images of endangered birds are projected onto local scenes

Bird Eco-Art in Hong Kong: inspiring a new audience

Fri, 27/10/2017
By encouraging people to observe and appreciate nature, we can inspire them to help conserve it. That's why the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society has introduced Hong Kong Bird Eco-Art, an innovative programme which combines conservation and creativity to reach a wider public than ever before.
Once super-abundant, the Yellow-breasted Bunting is now listed as Endangered  © Sergey Yeliseev

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger Pigeon?

Tue, 17/10/2017
Wide-scale, unchecked hunting has, in the space of just three decades, driven frightening declines in two widespread bunting species, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass. Armed with our scientific findings, the BirdLife Partnership is now working to help buntings recover.
Mute Swan © HIH Princess Takamado

Dancing Birds

Sun, 01/10/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, October 2017

After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia's vulture population?

Thu, 31/08/2017
Conservationists from India and Nepal have come together to plan a transboundary, sustainable answer to the question: how can you improve the outlook of a bird family that has already suffered a population crash of 99%?
Eurasian Bittern (male) © HIH Princess Takamado

‘Good or Bad’: Reed Bed

Tue, 01/08/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2017