News Overview

A First for Seychelles - Cousin celebrates IBA branding

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:36

Cousin Island Special Reserve has become the first IBA - Important Bird Area - branded site in the Seychelles and the Western Indian Ocean region. The IBA branding states publicly that Cousin island is of outstanding value for bird conservation. IBAs are sites of global importance for birds and their conservation, defined and listed by BirdLife International, the world authority on birds.

Africa

Empowering young leaders

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 11:09

Eleven young Moro and indigenous peoples leaders are flying to the United States to participate in a 3-week exchange program entitled “The Past is Always Ahead of Us: Empowering Minority and Indigenous Leaders in the Southern Philippines.”

Regent Honeyeaters at home in the wild

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 07:06

Thirty-six of the 44 captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park two weeks ago have been confirmed at home in the wild.

Pacific

Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.

Africa

List of extinct bird species

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

See the full list of Extinct bird species.

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:38

More than 300 sea birds, the bulk of them brown pelicans and northern gannets, have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of the oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

News from the Philippines

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:16

The environmental and human rights group, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), denounces the death on May 13 of anti-mining activist Conrado Buenaflor from...

Oil found at Audubon's Rainey Sanctuary - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:17

Small amounts of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were found at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary...

Oil spill's early Impact on Mississippi Barrier Islands - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:14

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) Volunteer captures images and discribes oiled wildlife and oil "blobs" on barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining submissions

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:36

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Pacific

International Day for Biological Diversity

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 15:22

This year’s theme is “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation”. See how BirdLife’s work around the world contributes to improvements in livelihoods and wellbeing while protecting biodiversity.

Worldwide

Helping local communities to influence decision makers in Northwestern Pichincha, Ecuador

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:37

Aves y Conservacion work with local communuties is helping the forests as well as the people –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Americas

Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods, Rwanda

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:35

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity - our work at Nyabarongo Wetlands is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Africa

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:34

Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Pacific

Improving natural resource use by local communities at Cape Mount, Liberia

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:27

International Day for Biological Diversity theme of “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” and our work at Cape Mount shows local action for the good of biodiversity and people.

Africa

Biodiversity conservation in the indigenous Chimalapas region, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:24

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity - our work in the Chimalapas of Mexico is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

Americas

Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA, Mindoro, Philippines

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:19

Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Asia

US environment leaders send letter to President Obama

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 07:31

Audubon President Dr Frank Gill and ten other leaders send letter to President Obama urging more direct oversight of oil spill disaster

Americas