Asia
Singapore parrot owners hold group gatherings to display and fly their birds © Tim Plowden//www.timplowden.co.uk
18 Aug 2021

70% of Singapore parrot owners disapprove of wild parrot poaching

New research reveals that the majority of Singapore’s growing community of pet parrot owners prefer captive-bred birds, and are concerned about the impact of the illegal wild parrot trade. If armed with knowledge, these groups have the potential to become champions for parrot conservation.
Balu Perumal at Endau Rompin National Park, Malaysia © Hum Gurung
11 Aug 2021

Goodbye to a Conservation Hero – Balu Perumal, Malaysian Nature Society

Balu Perumal – Head of Conservation, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS, BirdLife in Malaysia) passed away peacefully on 6 August 2021 as a result of COVID-related complications. He was a leading conservationist in Malaysia and Southeast Asia and was liked and deeply respected within the BirdLife Partnership in Asia.
Black Kite © HIH Princess Takamado
05 Aug 2021

The Black Kite: a clever hawk

Reviled in Japanese culture and beyond for its scavenging behaviour, the Black Kite is a misunderstood raptor. Find out how its biggest flaws are actually its biggest advantages – both for its own survival, and ours.
Common Hill Mynah chicks - this native species is illegal to sell in India © Abrar Ahmed
30 Jul 2021

Uncovered: India’s illegal wild bird trade hub

India’s black market in wild birds may be less noticeable than in other countries, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as harmful. Our research has uncovered the sheer scale of the crisis – and also shown us what action we need to take to tackle it.
Flying into danger: around 1 in 5 Great Indian Bustards die on powerlines every year © Devesh Gadhavi
14 Jul 2021

New India powerline ruling is lifeline for Critically Endangered bustard

The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.
© Pavel Tomkovich

Will you help us secure a future for the next generation of Spoon-billed Sandpipers?

50-100 years ago, this was one  of the commonest birds  in Java’s farmlands © Simon Bruslund
09 Jul 2021

A million caged, none in the wild: freeing the Javan Pied Starling

Over a million kept as pets in Indonesian homes, yet likely none left in their natural habitat: this is the extraordinary story of the Javan Pied Starling and what it represents for the Asian songbird crisis. Thankfully, plans for breeding and reintroduction raise hopes.
The Helmeted Hornbill is now Critically Endangered due to hunting © Shutterstock
01 Jul 2021

4 ways we’re fighting the illegal bird trade thanks to your support

The illegal bird trade is driving Asia’s birds to extinction: but with your help, we can turn things around. Here are just a few areas where the donations of BirdLife supporters have made a real impact over the past year.
© Getbol World Heritage Promotion Team
11 Jun 2021

Why the Korean Getbol tidal flats need World Heritage status

The Republic of Korea’s coastal wetlands are a vital feeding and breeding site for millions of waterbirds, including nine species that are globally threatened with extinction. This July, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to inscribe these vital habitats onto the UNESCO World Heritage List – the most prestigious of all conservation designations.
100,000 migrating Amur Falcons congregate at Doyang Reservoir every year © Touhid Biplob
09 Jun 2021

Meet the Indian villages battling adversity to protect migratory birds

100,000 migrating Amur Falcons pass through Nagaland every year. Even as the world grapples with COVID-19, two villages in India are holding strongly to their commitment to protect the birds and nature around them.
Cocoa farmer Sartam increased yields through sustainable agroforestry © Burung Indonesia/Citra Al Rasyid
08 Jun 2021

A recipe for sustainable farming in Sulawesi

Organic farming practices aren't just good for wildlife: they can also improve the quality of the soil, leading to higher yields that provide sustainable, long-term incomes for local people. Discover how three different farms across Sulawesi transformed their techniques – and reaped the rewards.

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