Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:15
The worst fears of shorebird experts in Australia were realised recently when it became clear that reclamation of the extensive mudflats at Saemangeum in the Yellow Sea had caused alarming declines in populations of migratory waders which use the area as a stopover on their annual pilgrimage to Australia. Without these mudflats, the waders had nowhere to stop over and feed on invertebrates to refuel for their arduous journey.
Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:00
On 21 May 2010 Zimbabwe commemorated the International Day for Biodiversity. Six schools made it to the national debate competition, which was used to celebrate the day. Two of the schools in the Bird Awareness Programme - Mabvuku High and Prince Edward Boys High participated in the competition.
Thu, 03/06/2010 - 08:26
They say an image speaks a thousand words, this incredible image of a Great Spotted Woodpecker hiding from it's attacker certainly does that. BirdLife spoke with the photographer, Robert Fuller, to find out more...
Thu, 03/06/2010 - 07:39
Wednesday 2 June and the fifth day of Nature Iraq’s (BirdLife Partner) bird conservation programme for Iraqi biologists. Hot with a noon temperature of 38 degrees. We’re clambering on rocky slopes leading up to magnificent cliffs that look down on the ancient city of Sulimaniyah some 10 kms to the west...
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 16:01
In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.
Europe and Central Asia
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 13:17
Two companies has been awarded a timber logging concession in Mutulanganga IBA. Mutulanganga IBA is one of the areas in which the Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS / BirdLife Partner) is working and was selected as an IBA on the basis of holding Globally Threatened Species and Biome-restricted Species.
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:43
A diclofenac destruction programme was undertaken at the Vulture Safe Zone in Nawalparasi District of Nepal on 31st March 2010, that was organised by Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Partner) and Jatayu safe zone management committee.
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:36
Cousin Island Special Reserve has become the first IBA - Important Bird Area - branded site in the Seychelles and the Western Indian Ocean region. The IBA branding states publicly that Cousin island is of outstanding value for bird conservation. IBAs are sites of global importance for birds and their conservation, defined and listed by BirdLife International, the world authority on birds.
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 11:09
Eleven young Moro and indigenous peoples leaders are flying to the United States to participate in a 3-week exchange program entitled “The Past is Always Ahead of Us: Empowering Minority and Indigenous Leaders in the Southern Philippines.”
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:38
More than 300 sea birds, the bulk of them brown pelicans and northern gannets, have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of the oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:16
The environmental and human rights group, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), denounces the death on May 13 of anti-mining activist Conrado Buenaflor from...
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:17
Small amounts of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were found at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary...