British charity flagged separatism concerns in Taiwan-China bird flap

Concerns a Taiwan bird group was bent on promoting the Chinese-claimed island’s independence drove a British charity to ditch ties with them, according to letters published on Friday (Sept. 25),...

Taiwan bird group changes name, reveals BirdLife's hawkish letters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a big flap over refusing to kowtow to the demands of an international bird conservation group and follow the dictates of China, the Taiwan Wild Bird Federation on Th...

Bird conservation group removes Taiwan for not complying with China's political agenda

[Last update: Sept. 16 14:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — BirdLife International (BirdLife), a global bird conservation organization, has been accused of removing its Taiwanese partner after it re...

China: War games a signal to Taiwan leader, foreign backers

BEIJING (AP) — Recent Chinese war games near Taiwan were a deliberate signal to the leaders of the island and its foreign backers that Beijing intends to make good on its vow to defend what it conside...

New hunting law falls prey to old habits in Lebanon

BRITAL, Lebanon (AP) — To bird lovers, the scenes are upsetting. Dozens of dead buzzards lie on a carpet of feathers on a rocky hill in northern Lebanon. Hunters pose with their catch — scores of cala...

Iraq's vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, are in peril again

CHABAISH, Iraq (AP) — In the southern marshlands of Iraq, Firas Fadl steers his boat through tunnels of towering reeds, past floating villages and half-submerged water buffaloes in a unique region tha...

Taiwan sees sharpest rise in number of endangered black-faced spoonbills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The global number of endangered black-faced spoonbills (Platalea minor, 黑面琵鷺) hit a record total of 3,941 this year, while Taiwan accounted for 66 percent of the population, acc...

Give vultures a little love, conservationists say

These are tough times for African vultures.Already perceived as ugly and saddled with being a symbol of death and decay in many cultures, their numbers are dropping because of poaching, poisonings and...