News Overview

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's International Day for Biodiversity celebrations

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 09:25

The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

Africa

International Day for Biological Diversity in Sierra Leone by Daniel Siaffa

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:42

Daniel Siaffa - from The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (BirdLife Partner) - tells us about International day for Biological Diversity celebrations with school children, civil society members and the Sierra Leone Police Force!

Africa

Alliance for grasslands

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:25

The Alliances initiative for the conservation of the South American Southern Cone grasslands was launched by organisations dedicated to the conservation and study of wild birds in the four South American countries which share the great biome of the 'Pampas' or grasslands of the Southern Cone of the continent.

Americas Argentina Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur

Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010 - 20:43

Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.

Americas

Important Funding Success for the Gangetic Dolphin Project

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.

Asia

It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58

EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

Europe and Central Asia

Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade released in Harapan Rainforest

Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48

The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.

Asia

Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50

Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

Americas

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.

Asia

Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20

A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

Americas

Palau Conservation Society partners to protect biodiversity by Anu Gupta

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 06:58

International Day for Biological Diversity was marked in Palau by a presentation by Anu Gupta entitled: ‘PCS and Communities: partnering to protect our terrestrial biodiversity’. Anu is the Director of Conservation and Protected Areas for the Palau Conservation Society (PCS), the BirdLife partner in Palau, and she tells us more…

World Birdwatch magazine June 2010: table of contents

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 13:48

News: Latest news from the BirdLife Partnership Brazil Birdfair Treasures of the Caribbean: A look at Caribbean Projects funded by the Aage...

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration Promoting Botswana’s Diverse Culture

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 11:39

BirdLife Botswana (BirdLife Partner) in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and National Parks celebrated World Migratory Bird Day with more than five hundred school children, forty-eight teachers and over fifty Mogobane community members on Saturday 29th May 2010 at Mogobane village kgotla. The theme for the celebration was Migratory Birds: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Botswana.

Africa

The Alaotra Grebe – We do care!

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 11:31

I felt heartened on reading through the 103 responses to last weeks featured post on the extinction of Alaotra Grebe. The question that had been posed in the original post ‘Do we care’, was answered with a resounding ‘Yes’!

Time for talk at Tiger Junction

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 09:40

We are currently holding discussions with one of the indigenous community groups living within Harapan Rainforest, at a place called Simpang Macan (Tiger Junction).

Ambientalistas piden proteger la biodiversidad

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 08:46

En el marco del lanzamiento del libro documental Gran Pantanal, Paraguay, realizado ayer, ambientalistas y representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales y del sector, destacaron la necesidad de valor y proteger la biodiversidad, es decir, el entorno natural con todos sus recursos y ecosistemas.

Americas

How Biodiversity Supports Climate Resilience

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 07:38

What do International Year of Biodiversity and climate change have in common?. Jo Phillips from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) tell’s us…

Community Spirit

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:58

Alone we are all a single voice. But by working with others we achieve so much more. We get heard. Our news in May highlighted how a community spirit enables us to be far greater than just the sum of our parts...