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Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:25

The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

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Conservationists recognised in splitting of Philippine Hawk-owl complex

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 10:24

A new paper co-authored by BirdLife proposes that the hawk-owls of the Philippines form a complex of seven species from different islands and island groups, including two that have not previously been described at any taxonomic level. These two undescribed species have been given scientific names honouring two conservationists and long-term supporters of BirdLife International.

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Western Siem Pang Forest: natural wonder of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 10:22

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has just published a lavishly illustrated report revealing the global conservation importance of the proposed Western Siem Pang Protected Forest located in a remote area of northern Cambodia near the border with Laos.

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Birdwatchers gather to save Asia's coastal wetlands

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 00:00

The world’s biggest fair relating to bird and wildlife conservation is raising money this year to help save millions of migratory birds which rely on Asia’s rich tidal wetlands

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Indonesia’s threatened bird stamp series launched

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 09:22

Burung Indonesia, in collaboration with other Indonesian institutions, launched "Indonesia’s Threatened Bird Species" stamp series to celebrate the diversity of Indonesian birds.

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BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Mon, 02/07/2012 - 09:38

BirdLife International in Indochina, in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for CEPF in the Indo-Burma Hotspot, invites proposals for small grants from non-government organisations, community groups, and other civil society organisations.

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Asian Coastal Wetlands leaflet

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 12:04

Click here to download leaflet

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Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

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BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No.41 released

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:36

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter The Babbler No. 41 (February -May 2012).

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Grey-crowned Crocias crops-up in new location

Mon, 02/04/2012 - 14:41

One of the rarest birds in Vietnam, has just been discovered at a new location in Kon Tum Province significantly extending its known global range and offering hope that the species may not be as threatened with extinction as scientists fear.

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IBAs of the rising sun

Sun, 18/03/2012 - 10:08

A look at World Bird Society of Japan's work at recruiting local people and providing them with the skills they need to monitor biodiversity

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New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

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Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012 - 09:28

In an attempt to mitigate hunting pressure, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA – BirdLife in Myanmar) carried out socio-economic surveys and provided livelihood replacement support in communities on both the eastern and western shores of the Gulf of Martaban.

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Timor Bush-warbler rediscovered

Fri, 30/12/2011 - 18:36

A paper published online in BirdLife’s journal, Bird Conservation International reports the rediscovery of the Timor Bush-warbler in Timor-Leste

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Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:44

Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

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New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

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'State of Nepal's Birds' launched

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 09:59

A major new report has been published entitled State of Nepal’s Birds 2010. Produced by Bird Conservation Nepal and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.

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Mangrove planting in Cambodia to celebrate Ramsar Convention 40th Anniversary

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 14:14

In 1998, Cambodia officially became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention and designated three sites as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

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