Mon, 05/07/2010 - 14:57
Like the FIFA Football World Cup, BirdLife’s news in June 2010 shows the ups and downs of international conservation efforts. In June we kept up the focus on some vital BirdLife work from around the globe...
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 08:34
I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17
BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.
Fri, 02/07/2010 - 12:55
For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.
Wed, 30/06/2010 - 09:39
The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.
Europe and Central Asia
Wed, 30/06/2010 - 09:30
On the 5th June 2010’s World Environmental Day, NCE conducted activities aiming at raising public awareness, increasing interactions with other NGOs, meeting biodiversity and conservation specialists and guiding students.
Mon, 28/06/2010 - 15:32
CBS '60 Minutes' Video about the work of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) with an interview with their CEO - Azzam Alwash.
Mon, 28/06/2010 - 08:39
Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle Brunot are the winners of Environmental Protection In the Caribbean’s (EPIC) Eastern Caribbean poster competition, ‘Why are Seabirds Important?’.
Thu, 24/06/2010 - 20:35
El mes pasado, fue realizado el lanzamiento oficial de un nuevo directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves, en Washington D.C., E.E.U.U. El directorio, coordinado por el Secretariado de BirdLife International en Las Américas, es el resultado de un esfuerzo compartido entre todos los países del hemisferio occidental.
Thu, 24/06/2010 - 12:37
This year 36 award winning projects were selected from 265 applications. A total of $600,000 to teams from 23 different countries and, for the first time, we will be supporting conservation projects in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe
Tue, 22/06/2010 - 11:07
A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.
Europe and Central Asia
Mon, 21/06/2010 - 15:40
Key organisations from the Wings Over Wetlands project partnership, representing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Wetlands International and BirdLife International signed a historic collaborative agreement to redouble their efforts to conserve migratory waterbird species and their critical habitats in Africa and Eurasia.
Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15
Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 12:22
Readers of the UK’s Guardian newspaper have voted BirdLife International’s Twitter account (@birdlife_news) one of the top 50 wildlife and conservation Twitter accounts. BirdLife Partners around the globe are also using Twitter to promote their work, and we’ve pulled together a provisional list of some of them – but do you know of any others?
Wed, 16/06/2010 - 14:25
Imagine the New Forest and a leafy walk in part of that forest on a warm day. Suddenly a Wood Warbler starts rolling out that intriguing song which sounds like a coin spinning and running down. You seek for and find a small brown bird with a beautiful yellow neck and breast whilst white tummy gleams in the sunlight. Shear pleasure!
Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:22
Three of South Africa’s flagship bird species have moved closer to extinction, according to BirdLife on behalf of the 2010 IUCN Red List. The African Penguin’s status has changed from Vulnerable in the 2009 category to Endangered, the Ludwig’s Bustard from Least Concern to Endangered and the Southern Ground Hornbill from Least Concern to Vulnerable.
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 14:24
A week-long photo exhibit to celebrate Philippine Eagle Week at SM City North EDSA has attracted many passers by. It is a collection of photographs taken by professional German photographer Klaus Nigge whose work has been published in numerous U.S. and European publications including the National Geographic. The Philippine Eagle or the Haring Ibon is one of the world’s rarest raptors.
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 13:53
Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.