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Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:20

During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.


Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

Africa Angola Forests of Hope - Africa

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.


Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 18:29

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s environmental performance since 2010 released on Tuesday 3 July. This report finds among others that the Commission has acted to protect the environment even less than the first Barroso Commission.

Europe and Central Asia

If you visit Cyprus say no to Ambelopoulia

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 14:03

BirdLife Europe encourages those visiting Cyprus during its 6-month EU presidency to enjoy the many traditional culinary delights the Mediterranean island has to offer, but with one important exception: ambelopoulia (trapped birds).

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Satellite-tracking to assist in the conservation of South Africa's Secretarybirds

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 08:07

BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme (EWT-BoPP), and the University of the Witwatersrand have launched a collaborative satellite tracking project on one of South Africa’s most charismatic raptors, Secretarybird.


German Parliament calls for more EU environment spending 2014-2020

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 15:07

On Wednesday 27 June, the day before EU leaders come together in Brussels for a first top-level negotiation round on the future EU budget 2014-2020, the Environment Committee of the German Federal Parliament adopted a ground breaking decision calling for a significant strengthening of the EU's environmental programme LIFE.

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The Critically Endangered cacheo palm (Pseudophoenix ekmanii) is endemic to the Jaragua National Park IBA. Photo by Yolanda León.

Grupo Jaragua’s first land purchase initiative saves 100 ha of threatened Caribbean forest

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 11:19

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has successfully purchased a 100 ha corridor of transitional, previously unprotected and highly threatened forest within the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve.

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BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Mon, 02/07/2012 - 09:38

BirdLife International in Indochina, in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for CEPF in the Indo-Burma Hotspot, invites proposals for small grants from non-government organisations, community groups, and other civil society organisations.


Policy and advocacy capacity for the BirdLife Africa Partnership boosted

Sat, 30/06/2012 - 12:12

BirdLife Africa’s ability to engage with governments and decision makers to protect sites and species got a boost this week following the training of sixteen Partner staff. The training, organised by BirdLife International, in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) took place in Nairobi on 24th-27th June 2012 and was financially supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID).


Rio+20: where it should lead

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 20:31

The RSPB and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement,to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.


Nature can help people build self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation - Roche Caiman Sanctuary (Nature Seychelles)

Saving nature, saving people in Seychelles

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 11:15

Nature Seychelles is to work with vulnerable people, such as those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through contact with nature, and gaining practical skills to allow them to rejoin mainstream society.

Africa Seychelles Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa