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Two-year campaign launches to save songbirds from extinction

Bali-starlingTHE DEVASTATING EFFECTS of trade in songbirds across Southeast Asia will be highlighted in a new two-year campaign to save iconic Asian species from extinction.

The Silent Forest campaign, which runs now until September 2019, will address the ongoing songbird extinction crisis in Asia and increase awareness within zoos and the general public.


LCA to launch trainee judging workshop in 2018

2014-11-09-14.20.47A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL of a new "Insight into judging" experience has encouraged the Lizard Canary Association (LCA) to add this free workshop to its 2018 Classic open show.

The aim is to give LCA members practice when judging their own Lizards and to strengthen the number of LCA panel judges.


Benched exhibits stolen in night raid

1TRAGEDY HAS HIT a three-day bird show in the Netherlands, with the theft of more than half of the exhibits that had been booked in overnight.

Officials of the Birds Asso- ciation de Bastaarden (Vogelvereniging De Bastaarden) were forced to cancel the annual event in the Noord-Brabant town of Nuenen, where thieves escaped with 225 birds – mainly coloured and posture canaries, along with British and foreign birds.


Thousands of bird species held on coloration database

shutterstock 303243491MORE THAN 3,000 avian species have been represented so far in the largest international database of bird plumage coloration – but now the lead organiser needs funding to make it public.

BirdColourBase was started three years ago after lead organiser Dr Thanh-Lan Gluckman wanted to pool global data using a physics-based approach of describing bird colours together into one database. The information will be publicised in due course if funding is secured.


NCA & CC launch joint ring scheme


IMG 0877THE CANARY COUNCIL (CC) has teamed up with the National Council for Aviculture (NCA) to launch a new ID-coded closed-ring scheme for UK canary breeders. The CC secretary sequently encourage Chris Smith made the show at the World Show more UK exhibitors proposal earlier this year at the CC’s AGM, to work with the NCA under an adapted version of the NCA’s ring scheme.

When the NCA revised its constitution in 2006, it set up a ring scheme but it has not been put into practice until the current joint arrangement with the CC. This scheme joins the Budgerigar Society, the British Bird Council and the various foreign bird sections issuing closed rings for UK breeders. 


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