Tue, 28/09/2010 - 09:42
For the past several years, the Independence Day fishing competition at the end of September has been held in the Okavango Panhandle, coinciding with the peak breeding time for the Near Threatened African Skimmer. This species nests on exposed sandbanks along the Okavango River, and the presence of a large number of fishermen and their boats has had a negative impact on its breeding success.
Tue, 28/09/2010 - 08:09
President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve.
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 16:52
Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:26
Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.
Fri, 24/09/2010 - 17:48
The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.
Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:31
Cousin Island has become the World's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve. This exciting success story for Seychelles and the conservation and eco tourism world in general is the result of a rigorous carbon footprint assessment, assurance process and investment in high quality carbon credits to offset the footprint.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.