• Birds Korea News from Jeollanamdo, South Korea

    Written by Andreas Kim from Bird Korea   After the strong rain the day before had brought the river visited had largely very brownish color and the water level was rather high. Most numerous species was Eastern Spot-billed Duck with c. 40 individuals all along the observed area. In addition 6 Mallrad, one Common Teal, 3 […]

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  • World Parks Congress, Sydney, 12-19 November 2014

    The World Parks Congress, held every ten years, brings together protected area agencies, managers, practitioners and researchers to chart a path forward for improved coverage, management, support and financing for protected areas throughout the world. The Sydney Congress was attended by Heads of State, government ministers, representatives of development agencies, universities and citizen groups. More […]

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  • The Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) in North America

    Written by Chuck Cerbini, Toledo Zoo/Associate Curator of Birds   In 2004, the International Wild Waterfowl Association (IWWA) conducted a survey to assess the state of captive waterfowl collections in the United States. As a result of this survey, the IWWA completed an importation from Europe of several waterfowl species whose populations were considered critically […]

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  • Dr Christoph Zockler’s most recent podcast on SBS: The threat of reclamation of tidal-flats off Rudong and Dongtai

    Dr Christoph Zockler, co-ordinator of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force, explains the latest threat facing of one of the world’s most endangered birds: the planned reclamation of hundreds of square miles of tidal-flats off Rudong and Dongtai, China. Go to listen to the podcast. Click to go to the page of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force

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  • The International Black-faced Spoonbill Census Report 2014

    The full report of the 2014 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census is now available, provided by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, and the BirdLife International Asia Division. Below is the abstract, and you can download the full report here Abstract: The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census was conducted on 17-19 January 2014. This is an […]

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  • Protection of most important stop over site in Dongtai and Rudong in China remains a big challenge

    Jing Li (SBS in China) & Christoph Zöckler (SBS TF Coordinator) 29 October 2014   The Spoon-billed sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) held its 10th anniversary meeting on 14 October in Rudong, China. Sixteen members from six flyway countries, the UK and Germany discussed progress on the flyway conservation and shared experiences. Prior to the […]

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  • Experts get together in Beijing to discuss conservation of key sites for migratory birds in the Yellow Sea

    Article released by CMS Bonn, 23 September 2014 – Flyways around the world include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Delaware Bay in the Eastern Americas Flyway and the Wadden Sea in the African-Eurasian Flyway are good examples of such critical sites. In the […]

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  • UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

    Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of targets agreed in 2010. Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/un-biodiversity-report-failure-meet-conservation-targets?CMP=twt_gu (c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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  • Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

    The National Audubon Society has released Climate Change Report, which says more than half of 588 North American birds will face their habitat loss over the next 65 years. If no action is taken regarding to climate change in the future, they could be victims of it and ended up becoming extinct. Mr. Yarnold of […]

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  • Now back in the UK – Update from the Spoon-billed Sandpiper survey team

    Written by Nigel Clark   A team lead by SBS in China and with five international wader experts: Nigel Clark from BTO, James Phillips from Natural England, Guy Anderson and Andy Schofield from RSPB and Rich Hearn from WWT, has come together to survey the autumn concentration of Spoon-billed Sandpiper on the Jiangsu coastline. The […]

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