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Coal road threat to original Forest of Hope

Mon, 11/11/2013
A proposed coal road through the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra could undo almost a decade of good work by the BirdLife Partnership, acting with the support of the Indonesian Government.
The MoU was signed by BirdLife’s Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini, and Professor Liu Naifa, President of the COS

A new era of cooperation for the BirdLife International Partnership in China

Fri, 08/11/2013
The beginning of a new era in formal cooperation between BirdLife International and China has begun with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BirdLife International Partnership and the China Ornithological Society.
White-shouldered Ibis. Photo: Jonathan C. Eames/BirdLife

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis in Cambodia

Mon, 04/11/2013
A record number of White-shouldered Ibis have been recorded in the wild in Cambodia, making the known global population larger than previous studies suggested.
Rattan seedlings being unloaded ready for planting in the forest.

Rattan planting for livelihoods and conservation in central Vietnam

Fri, 18/10/2013

Over the last two years, under a BirdLife Internatio

Masked Finfoot (Chris R Shepherd)

Threat to last stronghold of Asian Finfoot

Thu, 17/10/2013

The Sundarbans of Bangladesh holds one of the last populations of the Endangered Masked

Great Crested Terns attracted to Tiedun Dao, July 25th 2013. © Ding Peng

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony restoration

Fri, 04/10/2013
This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

Rare sighting of marked Spoon-billed Sandpiper on migration

Fri, 06/09/2013
A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai.

Burung Indonesia leads Wallacea profile team for CEPF

Thu, 27/06/2013
The profile will identify priority areas for conservation action, and guide the disbursement of up to US $5 million
A new species of tailorbird has been discovered living in a capital city of 1.5 million people. (James Eaton; Birdtour Asia)

Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird discovered in capital city

Tue, 25/06/2013
A team of scientists have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call, living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.