News

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Americas

Fires are destroying the main biodiversity hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 14:36

The greatest ornithological hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina , the natural park Hutovo blato and Livanjsko polje (the biggest karst field in the world),were destroyed by fires in early October

Europe and Central Asia

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 06:52

A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

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Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

Africa

Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless seabird bycatch

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 07:48

BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

Europe and Central Asia

Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

Africa

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:52

After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

Americas

Celebrities flock to secure New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 01:26

Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual avian popularity contest, which opens today...

Pacific

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

Asia

Death threats received by opponent of a Jatropha project in Tana Delta

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 07:20

Tana delta community split over the proposed jatrpoha project under Bedford Biofuel. This has led to some people threatening others to backdown in their advocacy to have the project halted.

Tribute to Wangari Maathai – 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 06:47

BirdLife International pays tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai who passed on in Nairobi.

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 12:41

Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

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