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Burung Indonesia leads Wallacea profile team for CEPF

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 23:40

The profile will identify priority areas for conservation action, and guide the disbursement of up to US $5 million

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

Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird discovered in capital city

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 21:08

A team of scientists have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call, living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.

Asia Cambodia Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Children along the flyway make Spoon-billed Sandpiper animation

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 15:19

Five hundred children from 7 countries joined together in making an animation on the life and journey of a Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways

Giant Ibis Transport become first BirdLife Species Champion in Cambodia

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:02

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Today Giant Ibis Transport company become the first BirdLife Species Champion in Cambodia after providing financial support to...

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Taiwanese support for BirdLife's Forest Programme

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:08

At a meeting in London, Taiwanese UK Representative, Dr Shen has handed over to BirdLife Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini the 2012...

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site becomes Bangladesh’s 20th IBA

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:17

Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, where 10% of the known population of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper spends the winter, has been recognised by BirdLife as Bangladesh’s 20th Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.

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

After five years of success, CEPF commits $10 million more to Indo-Burma hotspot

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 09:58

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.

Asia Cambodia Forests of Hope - Asia

Restoring a breeding colony for Chinese Crested Tern

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:59

A new ambitious project plans to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern probably the world’s most threatened seabird.

Asia Taiwan Preventing Extinctions

BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force trains Korean fisheries observers

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 13:34

The BirdLife Global seabird programme has made significant progress with the East Asian fishing fleets resulting in the training of Korean fisheries observers

Asia South Korea Seabirds and Marine - Asia

China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green Award

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 16:34

The China Coastal Waterbird Census has made some exciting discoveries, notably that Rudong in Jiangsu is a key stopover site for both Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Spotted Greenshank.

Asia China Climate Change - Asia

Birds may need a hand to weather climate change

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:40

Birds in Asia may need a helping hand to adapt to climate change, according to a new study led by BirdLife International and Durham University.

Asia Climate Change

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$10 million for biodiversity conservation in Indo-Burma Region

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:09

After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Indo- Burma biodiversity hotspot has resulted in more than US$ 9.8 million in grants to 54 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Help required to end hunting massacre in Nagaland, India

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 16:00

On November 1st, national online campaigning organisation Conservation India broke the shocking news of an appalling massacre of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons that had recently been trapped for sale in the remote state of Nagaland in the north-east of India. Today we invite you to help us stop this hunting forever by donating to an emergency fund that will help Bombay Natural History Society (BirdLife in India) coordinate national action to address the issue.

Asia India Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

First signs of recovery for Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:40

A new study shows that in both India and Nepal, all three Critically Endangered vulture species have remained stable in the last few years.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 12:50

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

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Using ecosystem services for better decision-making

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:10

A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.

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Saving Narcondam Hornbill is on radar of the Indian Government

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 11:58

Great news for Narcondam Hornbill which has been saved from a proposed Indian Coast Guard RADAR development.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Gaining recognition for community-based organisations at Zambales Mountains IBA, the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:39

Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

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