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African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Wed, 29/09/2010
A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.

Bird population monitoring in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010
It is widely acknowledged that birds are very useful indicators of biodiversity and the state of the environment. This is due to several reasons: birds occur in all habitats, often reflect trends in other animals and plants, and are sensitive to environmental change....

African Skimmers in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010
For the past several years, the Independence Day fishing competition at the end of September has been held in the Okavango Panhandle, coinciding with the peak breeding time for the Near Threatened African Skimmer. This species nests on exposed sandbanks along the Okavango River, and the presence of a large number of fishermen and their boats has had a negative impact on its breeding success.

President congratulates Nature Seychelles on Carbon Neutral Nature Reserve

Tue, 28/09/2010
President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve.

Aves Argentinas: New tool for bird-banding studies

Mon, 27/09/2010
Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.

Building a future on IBA conservation in the Dominican Republic

Mon, 27/09/2010
Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.

Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major nesting areas after the oil spill

Fri, 24/09/2010
The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

Cousin Island Special Reserve, Carbon Neutral

Fri, 24/09/2010
Cousin Island has become the World's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve. This exciting success story for Seychelles and the conservation and eco tourism world in general is the result of a rigorous carbon footprint assessment, assurance process and investment in high quality carbon credits to offset the footprint.

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010
Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.