News

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.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Hollywood movie shines light on world of birding and Audubon

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 22:27

The Big Year film, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, opens across the US.

Worldwide

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:48

Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.

Pacific New Zealand

UPDATE: over 866,000 birds slaughtered so far this autumn in Cyprus! - Sign the petition to stop this now!

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:42

The number of birds killed on limesticks and in mist nets in Cyprus this autumn is increasing sharply, reaching over 860,000 by October 9th…and it is still growing

Europe and Central Asia

EuroBirdwatch11: more than 80,200 people observing the miracle of bird migration in Europe and Central Asia

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:15

Over the first weekend in October, BirdLife invited people to observe and learn about the fascinating bird migration for "EuroBirdWatch" – BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

V Encuentro de Productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyo a la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 17:13

Los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionista de los países del Cono sur sudamericano se reunirán...

Americas

CAP disappoints on green hopes

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:54

BirdLife is deeply disappointed with the CAP reform proposals that have emerged from the Commission.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:57

Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.

Pacific Fiji