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BirdLife recognised in British Honours list

Wed, 12/01/2011
Jonathan Eames, programme manager for BirdLife International in Indochina has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the British New Year’s Honours List. The award has been given for services to biodiversity, conservation and civil society development in Vietnam.

Saving Asia's Threatened Birds: A Guide for Government and Civil Society

Mon, 10/01/2011
256 pages, £19, Available to buy. This book documents the major forest, grassland and wetland regions of Asia and the globally threatened bird species which they support.

Threatened Birds of Asia (2 volume set): The BirdLife International Red Data Book

Mon, 10/01/2011
3038 pages, £55, Available to buy. Provides incredibly detailed information on the 665 most threatened bird species found in Asia.

Important Bird Areas in Asia: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011
297 pages, £19, Available to buy. Important Bird Areas in Asia is the first comprehensive inventory of Asia's key sites for birds and biodiversity

Important Bird Areas in Timor Leste: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011
86 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011
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.

New edition of The Babbler now online

Fri, 31/12/2010
You can now access the 36th edition (October - December, 2010) of The Babbler, the quarterly newsletter of BirdLife International in Indochina online

China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

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.

Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010
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.