News Overview

Oil found at Audubon's Rainey Sanctuary - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:17

Small amounts of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were found at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary...

Oil spill's early Impact on Mississippi Barrier Islands - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:14

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) Volunteer captures images and discribes oiled wildlife and oil "blobs" on barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining submissions

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:36

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Pacific

International Day for Biological Diversity

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 15:22

This year’s theme is “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation”. See how BirdLife’s work around the world contributes to improvements in livelihoods and wellbeing while protecting biodiversity.

Worldwide

Helping local communities to influence decision makers in Northwestern Pichincha, Ecuador

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:37

Aves y Conservacion work with local communuties is helping the forests as well as the people –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Americas

Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods, Rwanda

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:35

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity - our work at Nyabarongo Wetlands is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Africa

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:34

Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Pacific

Improving natural resource use by local communities at Cape Mount, Liberia

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:27

International Day for Biological Diversity theme of “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” and our work at Cape Mount shows local action for the good of biodiversity and people.

Africa

Biodiversity conservation in the indigenous Chimalapas region, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:24

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity - our work in the Chimalapas of Mexico is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Americas

Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA, Mindoro, Philippines

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:19

Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Asia

US environment leaders send letter to President Obama

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 07:31

Audubon President Dr Frank Gill and ten other leaders send letter to President Obama urging more direct oversight of oil spill disaster

Americas

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:28

A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase

Asia

Mili promotes a better way

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 10:40

Miliana Ravuso has been working to protect birds and their habitats in Fiji for the past five years. As the Senior Conservation Officer for the BirdLife International Fiji Programme in Suva, she and her colleagues address the many challenges confronting birds, and the overall environment on a daily basis.

Audubon’s President speaks out on Gulf Oil Spill

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 16:50

Audubon is gravely concerned about the ultimate toll this unprecedented environmental crisis will have on the already strained Gulf Coast ecosystem. Audubon has recruited more than 12,000 volunteers to assist with on-the-ground response efforts.

Americas

Searching for Sociable Lapwing with Nature Iraq's Omar Fadil

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 07:44

Since the invasion of 2003, many people have been struggling to survive in the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq . Even now the country's far from safe. However, over the past two years, Omar Fadil has set out to doggedly survey the bird population for Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), taking him to some of the most dangerous spots in search of species like the elusive and Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing. On the phone from Baghdad, he told BirdLife about his latest survey in what is still one of Iraq 's security hotspots.

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s dolphin deaths

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:28

Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.

Pacific

Wildlife death toll from oil spill uncertain

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:19

Federal officials say they don't know whether a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 189 sea turtles, birds and other animals found dead since it started.

World governments urged to be more ambitious in efforts to save biodiversity

Tue, 18/05/2010 - 08:34

A coalition of 14 conservation organizations including BirdLife has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

Worldwide