- Intact Forests of the Indo-Pacific
The rainforests of New Guinea in the Indo-Pacific region are rich with biodiversity and indigenous cultures. They are also one of the world’s most important greenhouse gas reservoirs, as they store vast amounts of carbon in their trees and soils.
- Female Birds-Of-Paradise Go For Complex Males
Male birds-of-paradise are world famous for their showmanship—their extravagant plumage, their complex vocals, and their shape-shifting dance moves. Research published in the journal PLOS Biology suggests that everything in those theatrical breeding displays by the males is driven by one thing: the female.
- Photo Essay: The Fragile Forest Home of the Birds-of-Paradise
Explore the landscapes, forests, birds, mammals, and insects of New Guinea—the most species-rich island on Earth.
- BIRDS-OF-PARADISE HELP TURN A COUNTRY TOWARD CONSERVATION
In collaboration with the EcoNusa Foundation, “Defending Paradise” is a campaign to preserve the tropical rainforests of Tanah Papua and Maluku Islands as habitat for birds-of-paradise in Indonesia.
- A New Bird-of-Paradise Species: Vogelkop Lophorina
Vogelkop Lophorina, once the Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is recognized as a new species, thanks in part to its smooth dance moves.
- Tanah Papua: A Paradise for Birds
Experience the beauty of the island of New Guinea and meet the people in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua who are determined to save its forests.
- The Quest To Film And Photograph Every Species Of Bird-Of-Paradise
Read more about the adventures of Ed Scholes, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Tim Laman, National Geographic, in Living Bird.