News Overview

US scientist says 'no' to Font Hill's development

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:10

RESPECTED animal ecologist and conservation scientist Dr Peter Marra has waded into the debate over Font Hill in St Elizabeth, insisting that the site ought not to be developed given its ecological value.

Americas

Save the Serengeti – road proposal must be stopped

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 07:28

Serengeti Darf Nict Sterben – The Serengeti Shall Not Die... A new road proposal in Serengeti the could sever the wildebeest migration prompting a collapse in their numbers from 1.3m to 200,000 tells the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Andre Farrar.

Noted Conservation and Communications Leader to be Audubon President

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 14:36

The National Audubon Society announced that David Yarnold has been named its new President and Chief Executive Officer

Americas

Oversummering Spoon-billed Sandpiper discovered in Thailand

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 13:37

Photos confirming the first record of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper oversummering in its wintering grounds in Thailand has been made.

Asia

Bicknell's Thrush gets a conservation action plan

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 11:46

The International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group (IBTCG), an alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments, has unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s rarest songbirds, the Vulnerable Bicknell’s Thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.

Americas

Los cauquenes volvieron a la escena en Coronel Dorrego

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 20:27

El jueves 24 de junio se llevó a cabo una reunión con productores para tratar la “PROBLEMÁTICA CAUQUENES”, en la Sociedad Rural de Coronel Dorrego. A este encuentro asistieron más de 15 productores de la zona, que formaban parte de varias de las comisiones de fomento. La idea del encuentro fue bridarles a los productores toda la información que se ha venido recabando sobre el estado actual de las tres especies de cauquenes que llegan cada invierno a Dorrego y los partidos vecinos, y comunicarles los cambios en materia normativa que se han dado en los últimos años

Americas

Local community groups dedicate International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day to saving important mangrove cockles

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 19:07

On July 26th, community-based organizations and NGOs in Ecuador, such as C-CONDEM (the National Coordinating Organization for the Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems) celebrated the 2010 International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day under the slogan Let’s recover shellfish! Outreach and awareness activities took place in all coastal provinces and in the capital, Quito.

Americas

Launch of Wetland Globe International Wetland Awards

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 15:41

The World Wetland Network, an international initiative comprising over 200 wetland NGOs from across the globe, is today launching a new set of awards to recognise best practice in wetland management, and to highlight wetlands in crisis...

Pacific

Aruba Birdlife Conservation visits Governor

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 14:03

The recently established Aruba Birdlife Conservation Foundation have just visited the Governor of Aruba, Mr Fredis Refunjol. The Governor was informed of the role the foundation intends to play in conserving Aruba’s nature in general and more specifically the island's wild birds, and the Governor pledged his support for their work.

Americas

Forest & Bird welcomes Government’s mining decision

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 17:03

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) welcomes the Government’s decision to maintain the protection of New Zealand’s core conservation land as a victory for the environment and the people of New Zealand.

Pacific

The true costs of saving India’s wetlands

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:58

The struggle to save coastal wetlands is a global issue. The RSPB have been following examples in the UK as well in Kenya. Plans for a coal-fired power station in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at Sompeta have been set aside by India’s National Environment Appellate Authority. The developer had already started the land clearance before it had permission to do so. In the protests that were sparked as result of the pre-emptive action and the failure to engage local communities, 4 people were killed...

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica son incluidos en una red internacional de conservación

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:12

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica del Perú, están localizados en San Pedro de Vice, región de Piura. Junto al estuario Virrila y los lagos de Ramón y Ñapique, forman un complejo de humedales de Piura, de gran importancia para aves playeras migratorias.

Americas

The business of biodiversity conservation

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:37

“Consideration of sustainability must become mainstream in all sectors of society. I think we are now starting to see a growing trend towards business reputations, best practices and the economic bottom line being linked to how effectively they incorporate biodiversity into their agendas.”

Worldwide

Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's lowland forest

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:09

“Rubber plantations are like a creeping cancer for biodiversity-a sterile green blanket that holds almost no food for either insectivorous or fruit-eating birds. Expansion of rubber plantations will further exacerbate the ongoing decline in wild bird populations”

Asia

Chuck-will's Widow in the Bahamas

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 13:31

A large and healthy population of Chuck-will's Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis has been discovered on Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The species has long been considered a rare to uncommon winter visitor to the Bahamas, but surveys in 2007 and 2009 have totally changed our understanding of this nightjar, highlighting the need for similar surveys (for a number of endemic and globally threatened nocturnal birds) throughout the Caribbean.

Americas

Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 11:11

An authoritative online life history for the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar Caprimulgus noctitherus has been published on Neotropical Birds Online ...

Americas

Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 09:27

An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyanoviridis has been published on Neotropical Birds Online . The species...

Americas

Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 09:18

The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

Asia