News Overview

Born to Travel Video - Arabic version

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:37

Born to Travel Video - Arabic version

British Birds – but far away by Richard Porter

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:17

Henderson, one of the Pitcairn Islands, is home to Endangered Henderson Petrel and many of the world’s gadfly petrels. Together with its endemic plants, snails and invertebrates, not to mention its turtle population, it must surely be as important as Britain & Ireland in terms of global biodiversity. Yet conservation bodies are desperately trying to raise funds to eradicate the Polynesian Rats that could seriously affect much of the island’s unique wildlife, and potentially cause species extinctions...

Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54

The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.

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Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37

Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.

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Leading by example - BirdLife’s July 2010 Round Up

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:54

BirdLife works hard to hold governments to account, ensuring they keep their promises. And when governments fail, or fall below international best practices, BirdLife is ready with the practical solutions and encouragement to get them back on track...

Workshop sets out route to save the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 19:54

Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.

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Video of Spoon-billed Sandpiper on breeding grounds

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 15:16

Brilliant footage of a brilliant bird. This has got to be worth saving, hasn't it?

New edition of The Babbler

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 14:16

BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 34, for April - June 2010

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Restauran hábitat del lagartijo del seco Anolis cooki en la Isla de Cardona y Cayo Ratones

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 13:09

El Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales, junto con el Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre, la Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña Inc. (BirdLife en Puerto Rico), y el Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, colaboraron en un proyecto con el fin de erradicar la rata negra (Rattus rattus) en la Isla de Cardona y en el Cayo Ratones, al sur de Ponce.

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Fijian site support groups receive fundraising & biosecurity training

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 04:28

BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives of Site Support Groups from 6 sites for a fundraising and...

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CLP alumni call to save the Araripe Manakin - video

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 16:44

Conservation Leadership Programme alumni from around the world ask you to save the Critically Endangered Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) which is known locally as the Soldadinho do Araripe.

US scientist says 'no' to Font Hill's development

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:10

RESPECTED animal ecologist and conservation scientist Dr Peter Marra has waded into the debate over Font Hill in St Elizabeth, insisting that the site ought not to be developed given its ecological value.

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Save the Serengeti – road proposal must be stopped

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 07:28

Serengeti Darf Nict Sterben – The Serengeti Shall Not Die... A new road proposal in Serengeti the could sever the wildebeest migration prompting a collapse in their numbers from 1.3m to 200,000 tells the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Andre Farrar.

Noted Conservation and Communications Leader to be Audubon President

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 14:36

The National Audubon Society announced that David Yarnold has been named its new President and Chief Executive Officer

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Oversummering Spoon-billed Sandpiper discovered in Thailand

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 13:37

Photos confirming the first record of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper oversummering in its wintering grounds in Thailand has been made.

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Bicknell's Thrush gets a conservation action plan

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 11:46

The International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group (IBTCG), an alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments, has unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s rarest songbirds, the Vulnerable Bicknell’s Thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.

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Los cauquenes volvieron a la escena en Coronel Dorrego

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 20:27

El jueves 24 de junio se llevó a cabo una reunión con productores para tratar la “PROBLEMÁTICA CAUQUENES”, en la Sociedad Rural de Coronel Dorrego. A este encuentro asistieron más de 15 productores de la zona, que formaban parte de varias de las comisiones de fomento. La idea del encuentro fue bridarles a los productores toda la información que se ha venido recabando sobre el estado actual de las tres especies de cauquenes que llegan cada invierno a Dorrego y los partidos vecinos, y comunicarles los cambios en materia normativa que se han dado en los últimos años

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Local community groups dedicate International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day to saving important mangrove cockles

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 19:07

On July 26th, community-based organizations and NGOs in Ecuador, such as C-CONDEM (the National Coordinating Organization for the Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems) celebrated the 2010 International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day under the slogan Let’s recover shellfish! Outreach and awareness activities took place in all coastal provinces and in the capital, Quito.

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