News

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

Europe and Central Asia

Vultures fly off with awards

Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:44

Bird Conservation Nepal's (BCN, Birdlife Partner) Vulture Conservation Programme has won three of the eight awards established by the WWF to recognise and honor people and organisations at the grass-root level that have made significant contribution to conserving Nepal’s rich biodiversity.

Asia

Rare Bird Club Trip report – Cambodia 2010 by Jane Fenton

Thu, 23/09/2010 - 07:55

It was with some trepidation that I joined this braveheart expedition into the wilds of Cambodia to discover five Critically Endangered birds: White-shouldered and Giant Ibis, along with White-rumped, Slender-billed and Red-headed Vulture.

Concurso: Ponle un nombre a la imagen del Festival Mundial de las aves en las Américas este año

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 21:25

Este año, la imagen del Festival Mundial de las Aves en las Américas se caracteriza por la presencia de un nuevo amigo...

Americas

Fijian villages shown new ways for forest management

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 14:22

Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.

Pacific

Thirty years of migration – a million miles on the wing

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 16:06

From now on it will be known as the million-mile bird: an Arctic tern which has been migrating between northern England and the Antarctic every year for the last three decades.

Worldwide

Conservation breakthrough in Botswana

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:49

The barren, inhospitable salt flats of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans might hardly seem like a conservation hotspot, but its designation as an Important Bird Area gives one an inkling that there is more to the area than meets the eye. Indeed, it is one of only four breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo in Africa – as well as providing a haven for 30 other globally and nationally important birds.

Africa

Call for Applications: 2011 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 11:45

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for more than 25 years.

Worldwide

Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 11:03

Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed the entire day to hear out our long complaints, urgent pleas and sturdy arguments particularly on forestry issues and mining.

Asia

BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp - September 2010 Video

Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:29

Raphael Vassallo joins BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) and the Campaign Against Bird Slaughter (CBAS) on their Raptor Watch camp in the Maltese countryside, monitoring for illegal hunting and trapping.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife's Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 15:21

BirdLife’s Local Empowerment Programme focuses on the individuals and organisations that work with BirdLife Partners to deliver conservation, for biodiversity and for people, at the local level.

Worldwide

Research shows 550 sun bears in Harapan Rainforest

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:57

We have just completed our first Malayan Sun Bear research project, funded by the International Bear Association. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and one of the globally threatened mammals found in Harapan Rainforest.

Asia

New edition of The Babbler

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:54

BirdLife International in Indochina has just released its quarterly newsletter, Babbler 35, for July - September 2010, which includes a feature on BirdLife CEPF Regional Implementation Team progress in Indochina. This feature gives an update on an additional one large and one small grant, brief progress of fifteen funded projects and especially the CEPF mid-term assessment workshops held in July in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Asia

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39

Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.

Worldwide

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis counted

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 15:05

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis been recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than previously thought. With so many birds remaining in the wild the chances of conservation success are greatly improved – welcome news for this Critically Endangered bird species.

Nature Iraq Photo Exhibition - now online

Tue, 14/09/2010 - 13:51

For those who missed the recent photo exhibition about Nature Iraq's (BirdLife in Iraq) work, you can now view it on their website.

Middle East Iraq

Haiti's fragile ecosystems facing disaster

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 11:02

While the eyes of the world have followed the effect of Haiti's devastating earthquake on Port-au-Prince, an ecological disaster has been quietly...

Americas

Harapan Rainforest through the lens

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:39

A film crew recently visited Harapan Rainforest to make a film. I was lucky to join them to learn about making the exciting conservation films we see on television or the internet.

Asia