Mon, 11/01/2016 - 08:08
In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting. The findings are published by a team of researchers from Ghana, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and BirdLife International.
Fri, 08/01/2016 - 15:28
2015 has left us waiting for a vision on how Europe will cut emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy in the next decade. Will 2016 deliver?
Europe and Central Asia
Fri, 08/01/2016 - 14:37
It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 23:34
Finding the nesting sites of the `lost then found' enigmatic Fiji and Beck's petrels is the aim of two linked projects getting underway in 2016. In order to ensure the protection and survival of these Critically Endangered birds we must know where they are nesting and raising young. Only then can we put in place protection of their habitat and ensure they are safe from predators like rats and cats. Recent experience in `finding' other petrel species gives hop that one of the big bird puzzles of the Pacific can be solved.
Marine - Pacific
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 23:14
Building on the success of the Acteon & Gambier project, the next big operation being planned by BirdLife in the Pacific and its partners SOP Manu and Island Conservation is the restoration of up to 16 islands or islets in Marquesas Archipelago and at Rapu.
Invasive Alien Species - Pacific
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 22:58
2015 was a big year for conservation in the Pacific. The year saw the completion of the Acteon & Gambier project in French Polynesia giving sanctuary to eight globally threatened and near threatened birds (5 of which are seabirds), two turtle and seventeen nationally threatened endemic plant species. New marine sanctuaries and reserve proposals in Palau, New Zealand and the Cook Islands supported by BirdLife partners. Across the Pacific partnership with BirdLife and with our other partners makes a real difference for nature.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific