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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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Important Bird Areas in Timor Leste: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

86 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird with, as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International because it has an extremely small population, which is getting smaller This means that it is at real risk from extinction in the next few years.

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New edition of The Babbler now online

Fri, 31/12/2010 - 09:39

You can now access the 36th edition (October - December, 2010) of The Babbler, the quarterly newsletter of BirdLife International in Indochina online

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China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

Thu, 30/12/2010 - 20:03

A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photographed in Pulau Lusaolate, north Seram, Indonesia, representing the first record of the species outside the breeding season for over 70 years.

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Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:40

BirdLife’s work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world’s oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney’s Friends for Change initiative.

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Haribon embraces the iphone

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 09:13

Haribon (BirdLife in the Philippines) has launched a Birds of the Philippines iphone app. It displays images of Philippine birds taken in...

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Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:02

The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

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Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 15:50

After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

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Birds Korea Blueprint 2010

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 09:16

The Birds Korea Blueprint aims to support ongoing conservation initiatives as part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, in line with commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.

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Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent directly from BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya...

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BirdLife's 5 Asks for COP10 CBD in Nagoya - Video

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:39

Short video showing BirdLife's 5 policy asks for the COP-10 CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

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EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:28

My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 from a common desire and need among organizations across the two continents to open up new venues for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.

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Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:01

On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..

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Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:44

Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

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Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 11:03

Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed the entire day to hear out our long complaints, urgent pleas and sturdy arguments particularly on forestry issues and mining.

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Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:57

We have just completed our first Malayan Sun Bear research project, funded by the International Bear Association. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and one of the globally threatened mammals found in Harapan Rainforest.

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