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The MoU was signed by BirdLife’s Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini, and Professor Liu Naifa, President of the COS

A new era of cooperation for the BirdLife International Partnership in China

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:48

The beginning of a new era in formal cooperation between BirdLife International and China has begun with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BirdLife International Partnership and the China Ornithological Society.

Asia China China Programme

White-shouldered Ibis. Photo: Jonathan C. Eames/BirdLife

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis in Cambodia

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:32

A record number of White-shouldered Ibis have been recorded in the wild in Cambodia, making the known global population larger than previous studies suggested.

Asia Cambodia Forests of Hope - Asia

Rattan seedlings being unloaded ready for planting in the forest.

Rattan planting for livelihoods and conservation in central Vietnam

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:43

Over the last two years, under a BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme project funded by Toyota Motor Corporation and Nando Peretti Foundation, communities in the buffer zones around forest reserves

Asia Vietnam Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Masked Finfoot (Chris R Shepherd)

Threat to last stronghold of Asian Finfoot

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 10:04

The Sundarbans of Bangladesh holds one of the last populations of the Endangered Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus and is considered as a safe stronghold of this highly t

Asia Bangladesh Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Great Crested Terns attracted to Tiedun Dao, July 25th 2013. © Ding Peng

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony restoration

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 03:30

This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

Asia China China Programme

Rare sighting of marked Spoon-billed Sandpiper on migration

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 09:43

A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai.

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

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

A new species of tailorbird has been discovered living in a capital city of 1.5 million people. (James Eaton; Birdtour 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