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La Sociedad Audubon Panamá contribuye a la conservación de los humedales

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:55

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá (BirdLife en Panamá) celebra el 2 de febrero-Día Mundial de los Humedales-con charlas relacionadas al tema de este año ...

Americas

Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 06:47

Wetlands are diverse habitats that are extremely important for biodiversity. They also provide vital benefits for millions of people, including food, fibre, flood protection, water purification and supply...

Worldwide

Ornithological tourism project kicks off with meeting in Barcelona

Sat, 28/01/2012 - 11:34

A two-year project promoting responsible and sustainable birdwatching tourism for birds and their habitats in the Mediterranean Basin has begun with a meeting of ...

Europe and Central Asia

Mutulanganga, Zambia

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:56

Status: Forest reserveCampaign period: 2010-2011BackgroundIt is the woodland area on the Siavonga district just beyond the badly eroded Lisutu Village  in Zambia. It is one of the few areas of intact mopane woodland left in the Zambezi Valley. Mopan...

Africa

Tana Delta, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:54

Status Important Bird Area, Listing as Ramsar Site in Process Campaign period December 2007 and ongoing Background The Tana Delta in the coastal province of Kenya covers an area of about 130,000ha. It is one of the three most important deltas in the country. W...

Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:48

Status: Important Biodiversity and Bird AreaCampaign period: 2009 and Ongoing BackgroundThe Dakatcha woodland is found near the town of Malindi in the Coastal province of Kenya. Its landscape consists of a series of dry forests, dense thicke...

Africa

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 09:54

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site Campaign Period: February 2007 and ongoing Background Lake Natron is found in the Northern part of Tanzania; nearest towns to Lake Natron are Arusha in Tanzania and Magadi in Kenya. It is the most impor...

Africa

BirdLife and ITTO agree to pursue common goals on tropical forests

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 08:54

BirdLife International and The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between IT...

Worldwide

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan (BirdLife Partner) has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet Sy...

Asia

Searching for Pacific Petrels

Fri, 20/01/2012 - 01:52

Until recently, Beck’s PetrelPseudobulweria becki was only known from two specimens: a female taken at sea east of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea in 1928, and a male taken in the Solomon Islands in 1929. After a long gap of nearly 80 yea...

Pacific

PAOC 13 - Call for Abstracts

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 11:00

The PAOC Committee invites all participants to submit abstracts for the PAOC 13. Abstracts need to be submitted (English/French) by 1 March 2012. The form for submitting abstracts can be viewed here. View the new PAOC website. We ask th...

Africa

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012 - 09:28

It is estimated that at least 220 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, about half the global population, winter in Myanmar’s Gulf of Martaban. “Although not specifically targeted, Spoon-billed Sandpiper is regu...

Asia