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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.

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China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green Award

Fri, 25/01/2013 - 04:00

The China Coastal Waterbird Census has been awarded second prize in the Nature Conservation Pioneer Award category of the Ford Green Awards 2012

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Shorebird trapping threatens new Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site in China

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 11:59

Evidence of large-scale trapping of shorebirds has been found at a new Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site and action is now needed to address the threat

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Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:44

Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

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Census finds unexplained fall in Black-faced Spoonbill numbers

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 08:27

The 2011 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census has found a large decrease in the known wintering populations since last year’s census.

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Spoony wins hearts and votes from Disney’s Friends for Change

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 11:04

‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’, BirdLife’s project to save two key resting and feeding sites used by Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers in China, has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant by The Walt Disney Company, through Disney’s Friends for Change.

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird with, as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International because it has an extremely small population, which is getting smaller This means that it is at real risk from extinction in the next few years.

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China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

Thu, 30/12/2010 - 20:03

A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photographed in Pulau Lusaolate, north Seram, Indonesia, representing the first record of the species outside the breeding season for over 70 years.

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Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:40

BirdLife’s work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world’s oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney’s Friends for Change initiative.

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