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Local Conservation Groups in Nepal – Partnerships for conservation and development

Sat, 19/03/2011
This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. It is based on a visit to Nepal by David Thomas in November 2010, and is based on discussions between DT and Ishana Thapa (Senior Conservation Officer) and a visit together to LCGs at Phulchoki IBA.

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India), one of the largest membership-based conservation NGOs in India, is the oldest organisation in the BirdLife Partnership, having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is the largest and oldest civil society organisation for ornithologists, birdwatchers and conservationists in Nepal. Its members include students and teachers, professionals and other members of the general public.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011
In this podcast Charlie Moores from www.talking-naturally.co.uk talks with Jim Lawrence, Manager of BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme, Chris Collins, a highly-experienced Leader with Heritage Expeditions, and Dr Zockler about Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation.

Government of Cambodia declares new Sarus Crane reserve

Wed, 19/01/2011
Kampong Trach Important Bird Area has finally been designated as Cambodia’s second Sarus Crane reserve. This signing represents the culmination of consultative and bureaucratic process that began in 2006.

New eco-tourism initiative benefits Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation

Tue, 18/01/2011
Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation has received a vital boost from BirdLife Species Champion and award-winning expedition travel company Heritage Expeditions.

BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011
Jonathan Eames, programme manager for BirdLife International in Indochina has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the British New Year’s Honours List. The award has been given for services to biodiversity, conservation and civil society development in Vietnam.

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for Government and Civil Society

Mon, 10/01/2011
256 pages, £19, Available to buy. This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globally threatened bird species which they support.

Threatened Birds of Asia (2 volume set): The BirdLife International Red Data Book

Mon, 10/01/2011
3038 pages, £55, Available to buy. Provides incredibly detailed information on the 665 most threatened bird species found in Asia.