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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect albatrosses

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 12:47

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

Worldwide Seabirds and Marine - Asia

Seed diversity in need of help – sign the letter

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 14:35

Take a stand for an environmentally and consumer friendly S&PM regulation (Seed and Plant Propagating Material): add your signature to the European civil society open letter. Thank you in advance for your support!

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Towards a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 12:13

Forest Europe, the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe comprising of 46 countries and the EU, announced its decision of producing a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests (LBA-f) in Europe, in June 2011, to legally support the sustainable management of Europe’s forests.

Europe and Central Asia

Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention celebrates Earth Day in Bay of Panama Ramsar site

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 04:23

The National Wetlands Committee of Panama celebrated Earth Day with the visit of the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Anada Tiéga, to Panama Bay Ramsar Site.


Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Fri, 20/04/2012 - 16:50

A gooey brown virtual oil slick is covering the National Audubon Society website - take your chance to clean up the virtual oil spill by taking action to protect the environment.

Americas United States of America Marine

Reactivation of Junin Lake Management Committee gives hope to threatened species

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 20:24

Lake Junin or Chinchaycocha is located in the Peruvian Central Andes, more than 4,100 meters above sea level. This ecosystem has unique and threatened endemic bird species worldwide such as Junin Grebe and Junin Rail and it is an important stopover site for migratory species.


Joint Iraqi and UK team set to work on major new conservation initiative in Iraq

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 09:33

Thanks to a £300,000 (US$ 480,000) grant from Defra’s Darwin Initiative, a major new three year conservation programme is starting in Iraq.

Middle East Iraq

Important Bird Areas incorporated into Kazakh legislation

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 08:17

The recent revision of Kazakhstan's nature-protection legislation has resulted in the inclusion of the term "Important Bird Area” (IBA) in the law on Specially Protected Nature Areas in Kazakhstan.

Europe and Central Asia

Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:25

BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.


First National Inventory of IBAs for Macedonia: successful cooperation between BirdLife Partners

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 12:16

The first national inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Macedonia has recently been produced through a partnership between the Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife in Macedonia) and DOPPS (BirdLife in Slovenia).

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

New report published on the State of Bolivia’s Birds

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 09:54

Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna

Americas Bolivia Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:01

Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.