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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.

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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

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Using ecosystem services for better decision-making

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:10

A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.


Narcondam Hornbill has a bluish ring around its eye, almost like eye-shadow. The Endangered species, found only on Narcondam Island has been saved! (Niranjan Sant; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Saving Narcondam Hornbill is on radar of the Indian Government

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 11:58

Great news for Narcondam Hornbill which has been saved from a proposed Indian Coast Guard RADAR development.

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Gaining recognition for community-based organisations at Zambales Mountains IBA, the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:39

Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

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Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:25

The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

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The Philippine Hawk-owl species complex (John Gale for OBC)

Conservationists recognised in splitting of Philippine Hawk-owl complex

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 10:24

A new paper co-authored by BirdLife proposes that the hawk-owls of the Philippines form a complex of seven species from different islands and island groups, including two that have not previously been described at any taxonomic level. These two undescribed species have been given scientific names honouring two conservationists and long-term supporters of BirdLife International.

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Western Siem Pang holds the largest sub-population of White-shouldered Ibis in the world (Jonathan C Eames)

Western Siem Pang Forest: natural wonder of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 10:22

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has just published a lavishly illustrated report revealing the global conservation importance of the proposed Western Siem Pang Protected Forest located in a remote area of northern Cambodia near the border with Laos.

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Birdwatchers gather to save Asia's coastal wetlands

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 00:00

The world’s biggest fair relating to bird and wildlife conservation is raising money this year to help save millions of migratory birds which rely on Asia’s rich tidal wetlands

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