News indonesia

Indonesia’s threatened bird stamp series launched

Mon, 16/07/2012
Burung Indonesia, in collaboration with other Indonesian institutions, launched "Indonesia’s Threatened Bird Species" stamp series to celebrate the diversity of Indonesian birds.

China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in...

Thu, 30/12/2010
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.

Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes

Thu, 11/11/2010
One of the world’s most elusive owls has been found – and photographed - in the forest around Mbeliling on Flores in Indonesia, where BirdLife Denmark is involved with a Danida-funded nature conservation project in collaboration with the local communities and the Indonesian BirdLife partner, Burung Indonesia.

Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010
On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..

Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010
We have just completed our first Malayan Sun Bear research project, funded by the International Bear Association. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and one of the globally threatened mammals found in Harapan Rainforest.

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests -...

Thu, 16/09/2010
Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.

Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010
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.

Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade...

Tue, 08/06/2010
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.