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Hawk or dove? Birdwatching world’s feathers ruffled over Taiwan independence – The Guardian

Plea to remember ‘birds do not know borders’ amid spat between Taiwan’s largest bird conservation group and UK-based BirdLife International

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Birdwatchers around the world may have to decide whether they are hawks or doves when it comes to the thorny issue of Taiwan independence.
Long-running geopolitical tensions spilled into the conservation world this month after UK-based NGO BirdLife International severed ties with a Taiwanese group, after it refused to sign a declaration it would not advocate for independence something the apolitical group maintains it never does anyway.
In response, Taiwans group announced on Friday it was cha…

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