News

Migratory birds in the spotlight of the World Bird Festival

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 14:58

Continuing the series of educational materials for schools in the Americas, two poster-sized fact files highlight two very different migratory strategies.

Americas

Key Paraguayan IBA being destroyed

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 10:00

Part of Asunción Bay Important Bird Area (IBA) is in the process of being destroyed by heavy machinery brought in to begin work on a new waterfront project in Paraguay’s capital city, despite the site being legally declared a Reserve in 2005.

Americas

EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:28

My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 from a common desire and need among organizations across the two continents to open up new venues for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.

Asia

Un símbolo para Quito - colibrí de los altos andes

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 22:20

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias Como parte de los materiales educativos diseñados para colegios en Sur América, presentamos una serie...

Americas

Aves Argentinas lanza el festival mundial de las aves y la campaña ‘por más aves’

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 21:20

Esta mañana, con motivo del día del Ave, Aves Argentinas / Asociación Ornitológica del Plata, compartió con los medios y la sociedad en general el lanzamiento a nivel nacional del “Festival Mundial de las Aves” organizado por BirdLife International en más de 110 países con el objeto de poner de relieve los diferentes valores culturales y ambientales de las aves silvestres y la necesidad de conservar las especies y sus hábitat.

Americas

How artwork is helping save the albatross - by Meidad Goren

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 08:42

For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.

Africa

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 12:16

The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other development pressure is forcing an intense campaign to ensure that the delta’s peerless natural environment...

Africa

Dinara springs double surprise

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 10:55

After more than a month without word, Dinara (a Sociable Lapwing) sprung a double surprise today when we received not only a new transmission with details of her current location but also confirmation that she is in southern Uzbekistan!

Middle East Uzbekistan Preventing Extinctions

Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 08:39

An Osprey ringed in Germany by NABU (BirdLife Partner) as part of a conservation project was recovered by the ALE and BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) yesterday afternoon, shortly after being illegally shot in the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

Europe and Central Asia

Project launched to identify conservation targets within one million km2 of Eastern Africa

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 16:32

This week BirdLife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) are launching a new project to create a conservation strategy for mountain ranges across eastern Africa, from Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the north to Zimbabwe in the south.

Africa

The BirdLife Partnership - Video

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 13:49

Short video about the BirdLife Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

Australian Painted Snipe Surveys

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 08:09

Birds Australia's (BirdLife Partner) Threatened Bird Network has announced that it’s time once again to start looking for Australia’s most rare and cryptic wetland species; the Australian Painted Snipe (APS).

Pacific

4 de Octubre: Festival Mundial de las Aves en las Américas

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 15:48

Este año el Festival Mundial de las Aves se une a la celebración del año de la Biodiversidad con el lema: “La Biodiversidad es vida, la Biodiversidad es nuestra vida”. La Familia de BirdLife International junto a otras organizaciones espera poder llegar a un gran número de personas con el mensaje sobre el rol que cada uno juega en la conservación de la diversidad biológica y en particular de las aves y sus ambientes.

Americas

Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:27

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

Africa

IBA monitoring data will measure progress towards CBD targets

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 10:13

In a significant contribution to indicators that track trends in the rate of global biodiversity loss, the BirdLife Partnership has developed a standard framework for monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

Africa

EuroBirdwatch 2010: the wonder of migration

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 09:30

Over the past weekend, almost 60,000 people from 34 European countries enthusiastically took part in EuroBirdwatch 2010.

Europe and Central Asia

La Bahía de Asunción: Las autoridades que crearon la reserva, hoy destruyen este hábitat de importancia internacional

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:58

La Asociación Guyra Paraguay levanta su voz de protesta porque las maquinarias ya están destruyendo la Reserva Ecológica Banco San Miguel y Bahía de Asunción, para la tan ansiada construcción de la Costanera Norte se está realizando a expensas de la destrucción de los hábitats naturales para las especies migratorias que le dan un valor único y de categoría mundial a la Ciudad de Asunción.

Americas

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:08

BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

Europe and Central Asia