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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 Empowerment

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.

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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

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 finan


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 contribution from the Forestry Bureau to three top priority BirdLife conservation projects in Madagascar, Cambodi

Asia Forests of Hope