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Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010
A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase

Audubon’s President speaks out on Gulf Oil Spill

Wed, 19/05/2010
Audubon is gravely concerned about the ultimate toll this unprecedented environmental crisis will have on the already strained Gulf Coast ecosystem. Audubon has recruited more than 12,000 volunteers to assist with on-the-ground response efforts.

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s dolphin deaths

Wed, 19/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.

Wildlife death toll from oil spill uncertain

Wed, 19/05/2010
Federal officials say they don't know whether a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 189 sea turtles, birds and other animals found dead since it started.

World governments urged to be more ambitious in efforts to save biodiversity

Tue, 18/05/2010
A coalition of 14 conservation organizations including BirdLife has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

Conservation success: Eight-fold increase of turtle nesting on Cousin Island

Tue, 18/05/2010
Cousin Island Special Reserve has recorded a phenomenal eight-fold increase in abundance of nesting hawksbill turtles since the early 1970s based on new analysis of data, a scientific paper published in the Endangered Species Research journal has revealed. The increase is directly attributed to the ongoing turtle conservation program on Cousin started in 1972.

Princess presents award to Nature Uganda staff

Mon, 17/05/2010
HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) recently presented one of the world’s top prizes for grassroots nature conservation – a Whitley Award – to Jimmy Muheebwa, of Nature Uganda (BirdLife Partner), for his work to improve livelihoods and wetland management in the Ugandan catchments of Lake Victoria, and create better habitats for the region’s wildlife, including Uganda’s national bird, the Grey-crowned Crane.