News

Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October.

Pacific

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin gives key role to the BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 09:45

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Mediterranean Basin will have an implemtation team comprising BirdLife Partners and the BirdLife International Global Secretariat and Middle East Division.

Middle East

WorldBirds database is building the bigger picture from birder’s notes

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 15:10

WorldBirds, the birdwatching database set up by BirdLife to record the observations of professional and citizen scientists all over the world, has passed the three million records milestone.

Worldwide

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:16

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

Pacific

Empowering the Grassroots

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 09:24

In support of its Local Empowerment Programme, BirdLife has published Empowering the Grassroots, which examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world.

Worldwide

The Birth of BirdLife Australia

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 19:32

Read about how a new, stronger bird conservation organisation for Australia is being formed called BirdLife Australia...

Pacific

Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did Durban deliver for our climate?

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:11

The UN climate change talks in Durban have ended and kept alive negotiations for a fair, ambitious and binding deal. But much still needs to be worked out.

Worldwide

State of Palau’s Birds report launched

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 02:17

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife in Palau), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication entitled State of the Birds 2010: A conservation guide for communities and policymakers...

Pacific

The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 14:01

On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.

Europe and Central Asia

Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 13:16

On Monday 12 December, the EU Court of Auditors published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs waterbirds

Fri, 09/12/2011 - 07:39

The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

Europe and Central Asia

Why temperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:15

BirdLife delegation member Mel Coath talks about why termperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change and how they need to protected as part of any future deal (interview at the UNCCC COP17, December 2011, for OneWorld TV).