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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.


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.

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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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