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New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:54

BirdLife International in Indochina has just released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 35, for July - September 2010, which includes a feature on BirdLife CEPF Regional Implementation Team progress in Indochina. This feature gives an update on an additional one large and one small grant, brief progress of fifteen funded projects and especially the CEPF mid-term assessment workshops held in July in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

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Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:39

A film crew recently visited Harapan Rainforest to make a film. I was lucky to join them to learn about making the exciting conservation films we see on television or the internet.

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IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 10:40

Haribon is in the process of completing a project called Golden Forests, Landscapes and Seascapes supported by the European Union and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Inter-nacional that aims to reduce deforestation.

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BirdLife and CEPF expand funding opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:46

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions, community groups and other civil society organisations working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam have been given another opportunity to apply for funding to conserve the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot

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‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ – Japan's touring photo exhibition

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 16:09

A new photo exhibition, with the theme ‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ is currently being held in Japan.

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Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37

Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.

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New edition of The Babbler

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 14:16

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 34, for April - June 2010

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Oversummering Spoon-billed Sandpiper discovered in Thailand

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 13:37

Photos confirming the first record of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper oversummering in its wintering grounds in Thailand has been made.

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Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's lowland forest

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:09

“Rubber plantations are like a creeping cancer for biodiversity-a sterile green blanket that holds almost no food for either insectivorous or fruit-eating birds. Expansion of rubber plantations will further exacerbate the ongoing decline in wild bird populations”

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Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 09:18

The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

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Another success story of raptor rehabilitation in Thailand

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 12:52

On March 23, 2010, Center of Wildlife Rescue Coordination, Wildlife Conservation Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) brought a Brahminy Kite to Kasetsart University Raptor Rehabilitation Center (KURRU) for rehabilitation and release to the wild.

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Illegal pets in the Philippines

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 15:09

A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban setting. Some may do but will exhibit stress-induced movements or behavior.

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Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34

I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.

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Important Funding Success for the Gangetic Dolphin Project

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.

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Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade released in Harapan Rainforest

Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48

The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.

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Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.

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Nepal raises vulture awareness with a diclofenac destruction event

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:43

A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.

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Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA, Mindoro, Philippines

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:19

Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

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