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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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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$10 million for biodiversity conservation in Indo-Burma Region

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:09

After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Indo- Burma biodiversity hotspot has resulted in more than US$ 9.8 million in grants to 54 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

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An adult male Amur Falcon hangs helplessly in a hunter's net (Conservation India)

Help required to end hunting massacre in Nagaland, India

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 16:00

On November 1st, national online campaigning organisation Conservation India broke the shocking news of an appalling massacre of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons that had recently been trapped for sale in the remote state of Nagaland in the north-east of India. Today we invite you to help us stop this hunting forever by donating to an emergency fund that will help Bombay Natural History Society (BirdLife in India) coordinate national action to address the issue.

Asia India Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

Vulture numbers across India and Nepal appear to be stabilising (Jonathan C Eames)

First signs of recovery for Asia’s Critically Endangered vultures

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:40

A new study shows that in both India and Nepal, all three Critically Endangered vulture species have remained stable in the last few years.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 12:50

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

Asia India