News

Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 23:01

Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands to protect their unique wildlife. “This is a massive achievement which will provide benefits for the iguanas, birds, plants and people of these islands”, said Sialesi Rasalato from BirdLife International.

Pacific

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory Species take significant steps forward for the conservation of migratory birds

Tue, 29/11/2011 - 20:15

The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

Worldwide

Birds and powerlines - solutions to stop electrocution and collisions

Mon, 28/11/2011 - 20:45

Dr Markus Nipkow, Officer for Ornithology and Bird Conservation of NABU/BirdLife Germany, explains how the danger of powerlines to birds can be mitigated.

BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in Durban climate change talks

Fri, 25/11/2011 - 06:44

The world’s governments need to commit to deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions reductions that gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.

Worldwide

Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 23:54

The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election...

Pacific

Governments set to adopt new guidelines on power line threats to migratory birds

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 20:33

Protecting birds from power lines is a global issue which can’t be solved by single states yet a number of practical mitigation measures exist.

Worldwide

Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for the Sage Grouse”

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 18:21

Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.

Americas

Birding the net makes strong impression with surfers

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 23:05

Audubon’s innovative social media campaign Birding the Net earnt 91 million website impressions during the past few weeks.

Americas

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 10:34

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context.

Worldwide

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Middle East

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Fourth Special Session

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 07:07

The ministerial segment of the thirteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was held at the International Conference Centre in Bamako from 9 to 16 September 2011.