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Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:29

The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University.

Worldwide

Urgent International support sought for Azores Bullfinch

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 10:27

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted considerably from a highly successful conservation project, initiated and run by SPEA - BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner and its official Species Guardian.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Launches a drive to Save the Crane

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 07:34

As part of the activities to mark 50 years of independence, the Parliament of Uganda launched a fundraising drive to save the Crested Crane, Uganda's national symbol which is under threat.

Africa Uganda

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 00:02

One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

Pacific New Zealand

From Fiji to US Project Puffin – Blog by Sialesi Rasalato

Tue, 02/10/2012 - 01:30

In March this year, I was delighted to be awarded the Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship 2012. The fellowship allowed me to be part of a group of young biologists conducting seabird conservation studies whilst living on remote American islands off the Atlantic coast....

Pacific

BirdLife International’s Position on Selected Agenda Items at COP11

Sun, 30/09/2012 - 17:47

Here you can access BirdLife's Policy briefing on our main asks of Parties at COP 11.

Worldwide

Policy briefing on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Sat, 29/09/2012 - 18:10

Here you can access BirdLife's Policy briefing on Marine and coastal biodiversity: Identification of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas

Worldwide

European Union Improving Pacific Livelihoods by Tackling Invasive Species

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 06:00

At a special launch event in Fiji today the European Union formally announced its backing for regional efforts to address the threats posed by invasive species for peoples' livelihoods across the Pacific...

Pacific

Hope as copper mining at lower Zambezi IBA put on hold

Thu, 27/09/2012 - 09:03

The Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has turned down a mining proposal at one of Zambia’s key important bird Areas – Lower Zambezi. The proposal to mine eight million tonnes of copper ore per year was put forward by Mwembesi Resources Ltd, an Australian affiliated company. The project would involve development of the main pit at Kangaluwi and satellite pits at three other areas.

Africa

Caribbean Seabird Tracking Pilot Study Gives Encouraging Results

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 18:16

Dog Island is an uninhabited offshore islet lying northwest of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of Anguilla, and is considered to be the second most important individual island for seabirds in the eastern Caribbean, despite being only about 200 ha in size.

Americas

Narcondam Hornbill has a bluish ring around its eye, almost like eye-shadow. The Endangered species, found only on Narcondam Island has been saved! (Niranjan Sant; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Saving Narcondam Hornbill is on radar of the Indian Government

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 11:58

Great news for Narcondam Hornbill which has been saved from a proposed Indian Coast Guard RADAR development.

Asia India Preventing Extinctions

Tana Appeal: Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:16

Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Africa Kenya