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Global Environment Outlook 3 – missing the 2010 biodiversity target

Tue, 11/05/2010
The flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been launched at UNEP Nairobi during the the opening ceremony of the 14th Subsidiary body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) meeting.

1st oiled birds from BP spill to be released

Mon, 10/05/2010
The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release.

Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets

Mon, 10/05/2010
Searches at sea off the eastern coasts of Jamaica have revealed the presence of significant numbers of Pterodroma petrels, and was supported by BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Oil reaches Important Bird Areas

Thu, 06/05/2010
Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.

WOW - new training kit launched for wetland bird conservation

Wed, 05/05/2010
The Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) project - the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative to take place in the African-Eurasian region - is launching an innovative Flyway Training Kit for waterbird conservation next week.

Oil Spill Answers from Expert on the Ground

Tue, 04/05/2010
Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.