31 Dec 2010

New edition of The Babbler now online

By Martin Fowlie
You can now access the 36th edition (October - December, 2010) of The Babbler, the quarterly newsletter of BirdLife International in Indochina online at In this edition: Comment •     Features: Critical ecosystems in Indochina •     Regional News: - Vietnam’s planned sale of tiger “paste” protested - Historic tiger summit closes with plans to secure more financial backing - Biodiversity and development of the hydropower sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience - Tyrants, tycoon and tigers - First confirmed Saola record in over ten years - Vietnam’s soft conservation policies hard on tigers - South African police seize rhino horn from Vietnamese - A new species of crested gibbon from the central Annamite mountain range - New snub-nosed monkey discovered in Northern Myanmar •     IBA News - BirdLife and Forestry Administration secure designation Sarus Crane reserve at Kampong Trach IBA - Secret titanium mine threatens Cambodia’s most untouched forest - Road work threatens national park Vietnam •     Rarest of the rare: Tonkin snub-nosed monkey •    Project Updates •     Review •     Profile: Trinh Le Nguyen-Localising conservation in Vietnam •     Obituary: Lim Kannitha •     Staff News •     Photo Spot •     From the Archives