News

Gulf Disaster—Audubon Responds

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15

Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf

Americas

BirdLife Partners Tweeting away…

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?

Supporting migratory bird conservation by Ann Scott

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!

Three charismatic southern African birds heading for extinction

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.

Africa

Haring Ibon

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.

Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

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.

Americas

International Waterbird Symposium in The Hague celebrates 15 years of flyway conservation in action

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 10:55

The 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratoy Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will is being celebrated at an International Symposium being hosted by the Government of the Netherlands in The Hague, where AEWA was concluded on 16 June 1995 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's International Day for Biodiversity celebrations

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 09:25

The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

Africa

International Day for Biological Diversity in Sierra Leone by Daniel Siaffa

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:42

Daniel Siaffa - from The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (BirdLife Partner) - tells us about International day for Biological Diversity celebrations with school children, civil society members and the Sierra Leone Police Force!

Africa

Alliance for grasslands

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:25

The Alliances initiative for the conservation of the South American Southern Cone grasslands was launched by organisations dedicated to the conservation and study of wild birds in the four South American countries which share the great biome of the 'Pampas' or grasslands of the Southern Cone of the continent.

Americas Argentina Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur

Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010 - 20:43

Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.

Americas

Important Funding Success for the Gangetic Dolphin Project

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.

Asia

It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58

EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

Europe and Central Asia

Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade released in Harapan Rainforest

Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48

The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.

Asia

Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50

Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

Americas

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.

Asia

Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20

A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

Americas

Palau Conservation Society partners to protect biodiversity by Anu Gupta

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 06:58

International Day for Biological Diversity was marked in Palau by a presentation by Anu Gupta entitled: ‘PCS and Communities: partnering to protect our terrestrial biodiversity’. Anu is the Director of Conservation and Protected Areas for the Palau Conservation Society (PCS), the BirdLife partner in Palau, and she tells us more…