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The Chinese diners eating a rare songbird into extinction, and the conservationists fighting to save the yellow-breasted bunting

Known as the rice bird in southern China, where it is a luxury sought after by gourmets, the previously common yellow-breasted bunting was last year listed as critically endangered. Experts blame its rapid decline on illegal trade

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM

Known as the rice bird in southern China, where it is a luxury sought after by gourmets, the previously common yellow-breasted bunting was last year listed as critically endangered. Experts blame its rapid decline on illegal trade

The Chinese diners eating a rare songbird into extinction, and the conservationists fighting to save the yellow-breasted bunting
China’s key role in international fight to save one of rarest birds in the world from extinction

A wetland in Jiangsu province – a vital stopover for the spoon-billed sandpiper on its migration south from Siberia – needs protecting against development, one of a number of threats to a species with under 250 breeding pairs left

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A wetland in Jiangsu province – a vital stopover for the spoon-billed sandpiper on its migration south from Siberia – needs protecting against development, one of a number of threats to a species with under 250 breeding pairs left

China’s key role in international fight to save one of rarest birds in the world from extinction