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...

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. ...

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...

A chronology of those who died in 2015

JULYJuly 1-- Nicholas Winton, 106, a Briton who saved more than 650 mostly Jewish children in Czechoslovakia from almost certain death in the Holocaust, in Maidenhead, England.-- Val Doonican, 88, an ...

Good birding: Record-setting birder to visit Taiwan

By Lee Hsin-Yin CNA staff reporter Beginning his birding career at the age of 10, Noah Strycker is always looking toward the sky. "Birds are a great way for people around the world to conne...