News Overview

BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles from extinction

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

NCE’s Celebration of the World Environmental Day (5th June 2010) at Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, EGYPT

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.

Video about the work of Nature Iraq

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.

Middle East Iraq

Eastern Caribbean students draw attention to seabirds

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?’.

Americas

El Directorio de IBAs de Las Américas está disponible en pdf

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.

Americas

2010 Conservation Leadership Programme Award Winners

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

Worldwide

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

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

WOW partnership renews commitment to protect migratory waterbirds and their habitats

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.

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

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