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World’s biggest seabird tracking database shows their incredible journeys

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 07:02

At the World Seabird Conference BirdLife celebrate the Global Seabird Tracking Database helping to conserve some of the planet’s most emblematic birds and reaching 5 million data points. Many insights from some of the most traveled species on our planet. .

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New report shows one-third of South African IBAs are in imminent danger

Sat, 12/09/2015 - 09:00

One-third of the 112 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) of South Africa are facing imminent danger of irreversible damage, according to a new report published by BirdLife South Africa.

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New species or unnoticed plight?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:47

The beautiful, newly ‘discovered’ bird species, the Tuluver, is a digitally-altered image of a Lappet-faced Vulture.

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BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:15

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

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High-seas heroes recognised for their success!

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:28

Our Albatross Task Force (ATF) in South Africa has reduced the death of albatrosses in local fisheries by more than 90% and is receiving well-deserved attention.

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Amur Falcons tracked to Africa

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 12:24

Three Amur Falcons have been tracked by satellite from Nagaland in India to Africa, showing what an amazing journey these birds take.

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Albatrosses and sea turtles are caught as bycatch on fishing vessels on the high seas

BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna fisheries sustainable

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:52

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing seabird bycatch to a five-year project to improve sustainability and biodiversity conservation in tuna fisheries operating on the high seas.

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BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards recognise oustanding work for species, sites and habitats

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 11:44

At BirdLife’s World Congress the achievements of organisations and individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities were recognised

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BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven Partners

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 23:14

BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.

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Project demonstrates community livelihoods can be improved by conserving biodiversity

Fri, 24/05/2013 - 07:29

BirdLife International through its partners in three countries; Kenya (Nature Kenya), Ethiopia (Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - EWNHS) and South Africa (BirdLife South Africa) recently concluded a livelihoods project funded by Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID)

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Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local extinction of vultures

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:04

BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.

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Measures to protect UK albatrosses get them off the hook in the nick of time

Sat, 19/11/2011 - 09:38

One third of the world’s albatrosses nest on the South Atlantic UK Overseas Territories: the Falkland Islands; South Georgia; and Tristan da Cunha. ICCAT manages all tuna and swordfish fisheries in the Atlantic outside territorial waters. These measures will significantly reduce the number of birds being killed.

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Save our Seabirds (SOS) Festival 2011

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 11:38

BirdLife South Africa's Save Our Seabirds Festival tackled the issues of overfishing, pollution and habitat loss.

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How artwork is helping save the albatross - by Meidad Goren

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 08:42

For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.

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Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:27

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

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