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A sandalwood nursary providing income for local communities

Sandalwood nurseries to improve livelihoods of local Pacific communities managing Important Bird...

Thu, 05/11/2015
Helping local communities, who manage and protect important bird areas, develop sustainable livelihoods is key to nature protection in much of the Pacific. Read a case study of a local man's development of a sandalwood business in a small village on Viti Levu in Fiji.

Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global warming

Wed, 04/11/2015
Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.
SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015
Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

Search for the lost Makira Moorhen

Wed, 04/11/2015
A new search for the lost Makira Moorhen hasn't found the elusive bird but threw up some tantalising clues. The Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership, following discussions with Dr. Mark O'Brien of BirdLife, spent 10 days in the in the forests of East Makira, Solomon Islands, but they did not locate any birds. Automatic cameras have been set to keep looking and the analysis of photographs taken will help focus a further search later in the year.
Guacamayos rojos  © Hernán Povedano

El regreso de un grande: el guacamayo rojo vuelve a Argentina

Tue, 03/11/2015
Despues de casi doscientos años, los primeros guacamayos rojos han sido liberados en el noreste de Argentina. El socio de BirdLife, Aves Argentinas, nos cuenta como han traído a este gigante del mundo de los guacamayos a su antigua área distribución.
Green-winged Macaw © Heather Paul

The return of a giant: Green-winged Macaw back in Argentina

Mon, 02/11/2015
After an almost two hundred-year disappearance, the first Green-winged macaws have been released in northeastern Argentina. BirdLife Partner Aves Argentinas describes how they brought this giant of the parrot world back into their former range.

The BirdLife Africa Partnership begins a new chapter at CAP

Mon, 02/11/2015
The BirdLife Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP) meeting recently took place from 9th to14th October at the Royal Senchi Hotel in Akosombo, Ghana. It was hosted by Ghana WildLife Society (GWS), the BirdLife Partner in Ghana, under the theme “Reaching out for the benefit of nature and people in Africa".
Juvenile Fatu Hiva Monarch - photo P Whitney

Fatu Hiva Monarch on the brink of extinction

Fri, 30/10/2015
The Fatu Hiva monarch is one of the most endangered species in the world with less than 5 fertile pairs left. In its remote home on Fatu Hiva, part of the Marquesas Archipelago in French Polynesia, its survival depends on controlling predator threats to the birds and nests in the valleys where it lives. Without resources this wonderful bird will be lost.

BirdLife in France to publish atlas of 357 species of French birds

Thu, 29/10/2015
The atlas was developed after six years of research and includes 1.500 maps and 700 photographs over two volumes.