White-bellied Heron

Every heron counts: an international effort to save one bird

When it is estimated that only 60 of a species still exist in the wild, every single individual is important. Gemma Goodman and Anna Heath from our Research Team describe a recent rescue operation run by our White-bellied Heron network to save one bird. On November 11 in the Gengga [...]

By |2019-12-12T10:34:47+00:00December 11th, 2019|Asian Species, Biodiversity, Captive Breeding, Conservation, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Every heron counts: an international effort to save one bird

Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building

Synchronicity Earth recently took part in a capacity building conference hosted at ZSL London Zoo. Katy Scholfield, our Co-Head of Programmes, was invited to speak at a session on innovative partnerships for capacity building. We believe in providing long-term, flexible support to our partners. In many cases, this means providing support for capacity development [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:06:43+00:00August 28th, 2019|Capacity Building, Collaboration, Conservation, Funding, Partners, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building

Lights, Camera, Heron!

Conservation Research Analyst Anna Heath on how a camera trap set up to capture images of one of the world's most iconic species, the tiger, may help in the battle to save one of the world's least well-known, the White-bellied Heron. Earlier this month, I arrived at work to a flurry of excited [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:04:34+00:00April 24th, 2019|Asian Species, Biodiversity, Captive Breeding, Conservation, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Lights, Camera, Heron!

A New Captive Breeding Centre for White-bellied Heron

Our work to conserve the White-Bellied Heron is part of our Asian Species Programme, which aims to conserve some of Asia's most threatened species. An important component of this work is the development of a captive breeding centre for these majestic but Critically Endangered birds. Rebecca Pradhan (RSPN) and Gemma Goodman-Hattie Gemma [...]

By |2019-04-02T11:08:31+00:00February 15th, 2018|Captive Breeding, Conservation, Programmes, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on A New Captive Breeding Centre for White-bellied Heron

Better planning for species conservation

New guidelines for species conservation planning from the IUCN White-bellied heron chicks. Photo: Rebecca Pradhan Imagine you were tasked with conserving a species, let’s say the White-bellied Heron, a Critically Endangered bird found on the river banks of Bhutan, Northeast India and Myanmar. How would you go about facing this colossal [...]

By |2018-02-15T13:08:23+00:00February 15th, 2018|Conservation, Species, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Better planning for species conservation

Taking steps to protect the Critically Endangered White-bellied Heron

In 2013, Synchronicity Earth became aware of the plight of a little known species of heron – the White-bellied Heron. Not dissimilar in appearance to the well-known Grey Heron, which is widespread and abundant throughout the UK and much of the world, but differing in its huge size, as the world’s second largest heron, [...]

White-bellied Heron Working Group established

After discovering the plight of the world’s second largest heron and one of the most threatened birds globally, I felt a need to do something to help kick-start collaboration between the range states and to increase action and interest in the species. I identified some of the most dedicated White-bellied heron conservationists and researchers [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:23:38+00:00February 6th, 2015|Conservation, Events, White-bellied Heron|0 Comments