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BirdLife Species Champions strike gold in Chukotka

Sat, 09/07/2011 - 13:39

Heritage Expeditions - a BirdLife Species Champion supporting Spoon-billed Sandpiper - struck gold this week when they, and the passengers they have taken to the Russian Far East, helped discover a previously unknown breeding population of these rapidly declining waders.

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Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:28

An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

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Muted celebrations for Thailand's most colourful bird

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 15:26

The rediscovery of Gurney’s Pitta 25 years ago brought hope for a beautiful bird feared extinct, but the bird’s future still hangs in the balance.

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First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures from killer drug

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 03:10

The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

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Census finds unexplained fall in Black-faced Spoonbill numbers

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 08:27

The 2011 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census has found a large decrease in the known wintering populations since last year’s census.

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Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 12:09

Watch the new video to find out more about the Vulture project and to meet the people who are saving Asia's vultures from extinction.

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Spoony wins hearts and votes from Disney’s Friends for Change

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 11:04

‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’, BirdLife’s project to save two key resting and feeding sites used by Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China, has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant by The Walt Disney Company, through Disney’s Friends for Change.

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The Indian Bird Conservation Network

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 08:56

This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. The review is part of a project funded by the Aage V. Jensen Foundation.

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Local Conservation Groups in Nepal – Partnerships for conservation and development

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 08:37

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.

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Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:56

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.

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Nepalese Conservation

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:44

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.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper podcast

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:17

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.

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Government of Cambodia declares new Sarus Crane reserve

Wed, 19/01/2011 - 07:36

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.

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New eco-tourism initiative benefits Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation

Tue, 18/01/2011 - 08:24

Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation has received a vital boost from BirdLife Species Champion and award-winning expedition travel company Heritage Expeditions.

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BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011 - 08:34

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.

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

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:30

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.

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

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

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

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Important Bird Areas in Asia: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

297 pages, £19, Available to buy. Important Bird Areas in Asia is the first comprehensive inventory of Asia's key sites for birds and biodiversity

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