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.
Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15
Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa
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’.
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!
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.
Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur
Thu, 10/06/2010 - 20:43
Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.
Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07
Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.
Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58
EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.
Europe and Central Asia
Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48
The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50
Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09
It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.
Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20
A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.