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An astronomical bird clock in Liberec Zoo!

Authors: Matyáš Adam & Barbara Tesařová (Zoo Liberec, Czech Republic) We are happy to see new ideas come to life to raise awareness of the Asian songbird crisis. Liberec zoo, the oldest zoological garden in the Czech Republic celebrating its 100th birthday next year and the home of the Silent Forest campaign office, has just […]

Discover Songbirds in Finland with Helsinki Zoo

We are pleased to see the Silent Forest Campaign is spreading through Europe! We received some news from Helsinki zoo where the Finnish visitors can learn about the Songbird crisis via many activities. Several schools took part in a bird-theme day earlier this year. The teenagers created material for the social media – the goal […]

Deep dive in the Indonesian forests with Yudi (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of Yudi’s story (read it here if you missed it). Today he talks about his hobby: birdwatching. “I started birdwatching in 1998, influenced by a campaign on saving Javan sparrow, conducted by one of the Indonesian birdwatching clubs. My reason was simple: I love birds! But I […]

Art for Conservation

Earlier in the year, Emma Bowring, a young British artist asked permission to use photos from the Silent Forest website as models to paint. She wanted to take part in a project being undertaken by “Artists for Conservation”: a 100 ft mural of 8in x 8in canvasses featuring 678 endangered birds of the world! The […]

Confiscation, Rescue and Release of over 100 Birds by Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife

LCTW The Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife (LCTW) is the only Lao registered non-profit wildlife organisation working on the rescue, rehabilitation, release, sanctuary, conservation of wildlife in Laos – a treasure trove of unique biodiversity. They have a strong footing in many conservation programmes on a national, regional and global scale and also deliver a strong […]

Deep dive in the Indonesian forests with Yudi (Part 1)

Copenhagen Zoo employs several people working on various projects in Indonesia. One of them is Hariyawan Agung Wahyudi, aka Yudi, working on the Banteng program in Baluran National Park. Yudi is 40 years old, he grew up in Central Java, Indonesia. Although his focus for Copenhagen Zoo is Banteng, he is passionate about birds, like […]

Silent Forest in Bochum

Author: Judith Becker (Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum, Germany) A new exhibit, focusing on the Silent Forest Campaign, was launched on August 10th 2018. Visitors will find it in our conservation-exhibition hall which is dedicated to the “bee”.           The displayed diorama shows a river bank in the South East Asian forests where […]