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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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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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