Asia
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.
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.
© Pavel Tomkovich

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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.
Ruddy Kingfisher © HIH Princess Takamado
01 Jun 2021

A scarlet bird: the Ruddy Kingfisher

With fiery plumage and a voice that was thought to summon the rain, discover the folklore and natural history of this splendid bird through the eyes of a photographer.
As few as 108 Masked Finfoots remain in the wild © Sayam U Chowdhury
28 May 2021

Plight of the finfoot unmasked

The Masked Finfoot is sliding towards extinction, its fate inextricably linked to that of Asia's forested rivers. If we are to bring this unique bird back from the brink, it's time to sit up and listen to the science.
Fly-A-Way is designed and published by Tuber in Singapore
30 Apr 2021

Fly-A-Way: the bird migration board game with an important message

You’re a bird leaving on migration: will you perish en route or reach your breeding grounds safely? It sounds like a game of chance, but conservation can make a real difference to the outcome. This is the message of Fly-A-Way, an exciting new board game developed with BirdLife…
Near-invisible "mist nets" are often used to trap birds like this Common Kingfisher on migration © BCST
19 Apr 2021

New study: at least 180 migratory land bird species trapped across Asia

The latest research sheds new light on the plight of land birds that migrate across Asia, revealing that at least 180 species are being trapped for food, the caged bird trade and other uses – often illegally. This, together with hunting and habitat destruction, is driving widespread declines.

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