News

Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:57

We have just completed our first Malayan Sun Bear research project, funded by the International Bear Association. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and one of the globally threatened mammals found in Harapan Rainforest.

Asia

New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:54

BirdLife International in Indochina has just released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 35, for July - September 2010, which includes a feature on BirdLife CEPF Regional Implementation Team progress in Indochina. This feature gives an update on an additional one large and one small grant, brief progress of fifteen funded projects and especially the CEPF mid-term assessment workshops held in July in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Asia

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39

Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.

Worldwide

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 15:05

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis been recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than previously thought. With so many birds remaining in the wild the chances of conservation success are greatly improved – welcome news for this Critically Endangered bird species.

Nature Iraq Photo Exhibition - now online

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 13:51

For those who missed the recent photo exhibition about Nature Iraq's (BirdLife in Iraq) work, you can now view it on their website.

Middle East Iraq

Haiti's fragile ecosystems facing disaster

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 11:02

While the eyes of the world have followed the effect of Haiti's devastating earthquake on Port-au-Prince, an ecological disaster has been quietly...

Americas

Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:39

A film crew recently visited Harapan Rainforest to make a film. I was lucky to join them to learn about making the exciting conservation films we see on television or the internet.

Asia

Conservation Leadership Programme - update by Robyn Dalzen

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:38

"The summer is winding down here in the northern hemisphere, and what a busy summer it has been", tells Robyn Dalzen - CLP Executive Manager.

Race against the clock to save Zino’s Petrel

Fri, 10/09/2010 - 07:58

Staff from SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) and the Parque Natural da Madeira – PNM keep working to restore the areas destroyed by the forest fires.

Europe and Central Asia

Spatial Ecology At Sea: Opportunities and Challenges for Seabird Marine Protected Areas

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:10

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.

From hotspots to Protected Areas ‚Äê moving forward on marine habitat conservation for seabirds

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:08

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.

The conservation and scientific benefits of global databases of seabird tracking

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:07

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Cleo Small and Phil Taylor from BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme, and Scott Shaffer, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University.

Largest seabird event ever aims high

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 15:09

The world's foremost experts on albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds are meeting in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, this week for the largest seabird event ever held. With seabirds becoming increasingly threatened and at a faster rate globally than all other species-groups of birds, delegates will be discussing the urgent need for conservation action, and are setting their sights high.

New Site Support Group established in Ethiopia

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 12:28

The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) has established a new Site Support Group at in the Central Rift Valley around the Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park with funds obtained from NABU (BirdLife in Germany).

Africa

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:06

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.

Worldwide

The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:05

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Andy Symes (BirdLife International) and Orea Anderson (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK).

Worldwide

The BirdLife International Seabird Foraging Range Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:03

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.

Worldwide

World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:02

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.

Worldwide