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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

Chaiwat Chinuparawat; www.theworldsrarest.com

Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site becomes Bangladesh’s 20th IBA

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:17

Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, where 10% of the known population of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper spends the winter, has been recognised by BirdLife as Bangladesh’s 20th Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.

Asia Bangladesh Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

After five years of success, CEPF commits $10 million more to Indo-Burma hotspot

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 09:58

Five years ago, in response to the environmental crisis engulfing mainland South-East Asia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund launched a $10 million grants programme to conserve the critical ecosystems of the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Asia Cambodia Forests of Hope - Asia

Restoring a breeding colony for Chinese Crested Tern

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:59

A new ambitious project plans to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern probably the world’s most threatened seabird.

Asia Preventing Extinctions

Chatham Albatross benefits from the work of the Albatross Task Force (Brent Stephenson; worldsrarestbirds,com)

BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force trains Korean fisheries observers

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 13:34

The BirdLife Global seabird programme has made significant progress with the East Asian fishing fleets resulting in the training of Korean fisheries observers

Asia South Korea Seabirds and Marine - Asia

The China Coastal Waterbird Census is a long-term project to monitor the distribution, numbers and seasonal movements of waterbirds along the Chinese coast (Marcus Ho)

China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green Award

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 16:34

The China Coastal Waterbird Census has made some exciting discoveries, notably that Rudong in Jiangsu is a key stopover site for both Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Spotted Greenshank.

Asia China Climate Change - Asia

Climate change scenarios predict Small Minivet is at risk

Birds may need a hand to weather climate change

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 11:40

Birds in Asia may need a helping hand to adapt to climate change, according to a new study led by BirdLife International and Durham University.

Asia Climate Change

Shorebird trapping threatens new Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site in China

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 00:00

Four Spoon-billed Sandpipers were found at Fucheng, near Leizhou, south-west Guangdong Province in December 2012.

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