News

Satellite Tracking Leads to Compilation of Important Conservation Data

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 07:10

A new study on Sooty Shearwaters in the California Current shows the benefit of seabird tracking data in identifying priority sites for seabird conservation at sea.

Americas

Rellenan Laguna Carriel Norte en el Humedal Rocuant Andalien, Talcahuano-Chile

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 15:14

La laguna Carriel Norte, que forma parte del Humedal Rocuant-Andalien está siendo rápidamente rellenada por varias empresas que contruirán infraestructura en el sector. CODEFF, BirdLife en Chile, hizo la denuncia ante los medios de comunicación local el pasado fin de semana.

Americas

Out of Africa – a round up of stories by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 10:08

One of the attractions of spending a couple of weeks in South Africa was the chance to escape a bit of the British winter – so why was I wrapped up, wishing I had brought gloves, walking into a foggy dawn? Altitude.

Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 07:01

Threatened North Island kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years. The discovery of a nest is a triumph for a project by Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Pacific

Libro sobre las Aves y las Áreas Importantes para su conservación en América

Tue, 23/11/2010 - 15:08

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y la Asociación Guyra Paraguay presentaron un material bibliográfico que recopila información de las especies de aves que habitan las distintas zonas del continente, así como la variedad de hábitats donde se encuentran.

Leading Canadian conservation groups say wind farm doesn’t belong in Important Bird Area

Tue, 23/11/2010 - 08:43

Nature Canada and Ontario Nature are urging Gilead Power Corporation not to build a wind turbine farm in the heart of the globally significant Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.

Americas

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:59

The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

Africa

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:59

New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.

Worldwide

Post-earthquake support started for Haiti's environmental NGO sector

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:43

The BirdLife Caribbean Program has secured over US$250,000 from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to strengthen Haiti's environmental civil society/NGO sector in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

MacArthur Foundation helps build a long-term future for Haitian biodiversity

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 14:35

The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the BirdLife Caribbean Program’s commitment to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti (SAH) with a US$250,000...

Americas

Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:02

The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

Asia

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 15:50

After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

Asia

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Africa

Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 15:58

Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

Africa

Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 10:23

The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal...

Africa

SalvaNATURA cumple 7 años en investigación científica sobre fauna y flora

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 20:42

Durante el décimo cuarto Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación, que se celebra en San José Costa Rica, SalvaNATURA dará a conocer los resultados de 7 años de labor en la investigación científica sobre biodiversidad.

Americas

Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 14:01

One of the world’s most elusive owls has been found – and photographed - in the forest around Mbeliling on Flores in Indonesia, where BirdLife Denmark is involved with a Danida-funded nature conservation project in collaboration with the local communities and the Indonesian BirdLife partner, Burung Indonesia.

Europe and Central Asia

State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 14:45

The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

Pacific