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Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010
It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

BirdLife brings PEP to the Pacific

Fri, 09/04/2010
Globally, one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, including 192 who are Critically Endangered. The Pacific region hosts 44 (23%) of the most threatened bird species in the world. The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership is working together in an innovative programme to prevent any more species going extinct, through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP).

World Migratory Bird Day focuses on globally threatened migratory birds

Wed, 31/03/2010
This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme has been announced as: 'Save migratory birds in crisis - every species counts!' This years awareness-raising campaign will take place from 8-9 May 2010, and aims to inspire people to take action for the conservation of migratory birds.

Saving waterbirds in Barbados

Tue, 30/03/2010
Fifteen to thirty thousand shorebirds are shot each year in a handful of managed shooting swamps on Barbados on their southbound migration. However, the tradition of hunting migratory shorebirds is changing. The old culture of 'kill as many as you can' is being replaced by a conservation ethic among hunters.

Four Rivers Project in Korea

Tue, 30/03/2010
Birds Korea has completed and published a preliminary report on the anticipated impacts of

Guyra Paraguay advises Government on ecotourism

Tue, 30/03/2010
Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) and the National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) in Parag

Monitoring, indicators and targets

Wed, 24/03/2010
The 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council is taking place in, Cáceres (Extremadura), Spain between 22-26 March 2010.

Forest & Bird reveals Government mining plans

Wed, 24/03/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) has uncovered Government plans to allow mining in 7000 hectares of high-value conservation land in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

120,000 people call for a stop to illegal hunting on Malta

Wed, 24/03/2010

BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) have received reports about a series of illegal shoot