Conservation plan to save the Helmeted Hornbill launched

Helmeted Hornbill. Credit: SANJITPAAL SINGH/JITSPICS.com
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Today we launch a new 10-year conservation strategy and action plan to protect the Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil). It includes calls for increased funding to scale-up conservation attention on a bird that has seen a recent surge in international trade. About the bird The eye-catching Helmeted Hornbill has a relatively short bill, with a distinctive red helmet. The unique call of the male can be heard over a huge 2 km distance. Adults can grow up to 1.2 metres, and…

Croeni Foundation Almost Famous Award 2017 – Now Open!

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The Croeni Foundation has announced a new round of the Almost Famous Award 2017, putting a spotlight on neglected animal species on the brink of extinction. This award hopes to help raise awareness and funds to these lesser known Critically Endangered species. For full announcement and to find out more please visit the Croeni Foundation website Deadline: 15th October, 2017 Photo credit: Yoeung Sun Share this news story