Asia
Bali Myna (Critically Endangered) © omepl1 / Shutterstock
25 Aug 2020

Six songs that could soon go silent across Asia’s forests

Listen to the beautiful songs of birds brought to the brink of extinction by the illegal wildlife trade, and find out how you can help us stop this profound threat to nature and human health
18 Aug 2020

Cartoons show fascinating life, shocking hardships of Helmeted Hornbill

With a touch of comedy, India-based cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty uses his illustrations to give a view of the world through a bird’s eyes and present thought-provoking conservation messages. Explore the fascinating habits and shocking hardships of the Helmeted Hornbill: a Critically Endangered species.
The Chattering Lory, a popular pet © Alan Tunnicliffe / Shutterstock
14 Aug 2020

How pet owners are key to making the parrot trade sustainable

New research reveals the social factors driving demand for parrots in Singapore. Lead author, Anuj Jain, discusses how international trade and domestic demand interact in what he refers to as the ‘ecosystem’ of the parrot trade.
There are only 50 Javan Pied Starlings left in the wild - and 1 million in cages © Ding Li Yong
12 Aug 2020

More caged birds than wild: Javan songbird crisis revealed

In Java, there are now more songbirds in cages than in forests. Fierce demand for lucrative song competitions is driving multiple species to the brink – but in a region where bird-keeping is a cultural mainstay, complex solutions are required.
Women are speaking out in defence of a healthy environment © Princess del Castillo
07 Aug 2020

Meet the female forest defenders of the Philippines

Hear the stories of the inspirational Filipino women unafraid to take a stand against the destruction of their forest homes, and how we’re fighting for their right to a healthy environment.
© Pavel Tomkovich

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

A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado
01 Aug 2020

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken identity

For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
This is one helmet that sadly does not provide protection © Craig Ansibin / Shutterstock
31 Jul 2020

How we're helping the Helmeted Hornbill to nest in safety again

Teetering on the edge of extinction due to demand for its prized 'casque', the Helmeted Hornbill now finds itself with a fighting chance of survival thanks to bolstered law enforcement and patrols of its dwindling forest habitat
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie © Bjorn Olesen
29 Jul 2020

Making the hotels of Sri Lanka birdwatcher-friendly

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka’s “Bird Friendly Concept” has been adopted by numerous hotels, resorts, and travel agencies across Sri Lanka to the mutual benefit of birds, birders, and business.
Rhinoceros Hornbill © Yeap Chin Aik
27 Jul 2020

Why birds are the answer to saving Malaysian forests

Often dressed in bright colours and with absurdly bulky bills, hornbills are remarkable-looking birds. But their value goes far beyond their aesthetics: they have become the key to saving some of Malaysia’s most precious forests.
30 Jun 2020

Wetlands ablaze: oil well leak causes major environmental incident in Assam

A major gas leak and blowout at the Baghjan oil field, in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, has severely damaged the nearby wetlands of Maguri-Motapung and polluted the tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, as well as adjacent areas of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.

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