News Overview

The conservation and scientific benefits of global databases of seabird tracking

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:07

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Cleo Small and Phil Taylor from BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme, and Scott Shaffer, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University.

Largest seabird event ever aims high

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 15:09

The world's foremost experts on albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds are meeting in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, this week for the largest seabird event ever held. With seabirds becoming increasingly threatened and at a faster rate globally than all other species-groups of birds, delegates will be discussing the urgent need for conservation action, and are setting their sights high.

New Site Support Group established in Ethiopia

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 12:28

The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) has established a new Site Support Group at in the Central Rift Valley around the Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park with funds obtained from NABU (BirdLife in Germany).

Africa

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:06

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.

Worldwide

The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:05

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Andy Symes (BirdLife International) and Orea Anderson (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK).

Worldwide

The BirdLife International Seabird Foraging Range Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:03

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.

Worldwide

World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:02

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.

Worldwide

Gadfly Petrel Conservation Group Poster

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:00

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International).

Worldwide

White-tailed Eagles poisoned in Denmark

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 08:03

For the first time in almost a century a pair of White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla bred in the Danish island of Funen, but tragically the birds were found dead at the end of June.

Europe and Central Asia

Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain in Hungary - Video

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 15:09

A new documentary film entitled 'Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain' has been produced by the Wings Over Wetlands demonstration project team in Hungary. The film documents the importance of the Bihar Plains as a breeding, wintering and stop-over area for hundreds of thousands of migratory waterbirds, highlighting the role played by the fishponds found in the area as a source of food and as an important place for the birds to rest during their often long and arduous journeys.

Conservation gets personal - BirdLife's August 2010 Round Up

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 16:21

“Conservation is all about what each of us can do personally to help”, said Richard Grimmett - BirdLife’s Assistant Director of Conservation...

Worldwide

BCST supporting a Local Conservation Group

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 08:43

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST. BirdLife in Thailand) recently brought members and birders to survey birds at public land near Bornok village in Prachuab Khirikhan Province, 300 km south of Bangkok

Following the migration of White Storks

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 08:18

Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium) is tracking migrating White Stork Ciconia ciconia on their route to Spain and West Africa.

Europe and Central Asia

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 11:26

A blog from Nahuel Chavez from BirdLife's Albatross Task Force based in Argentina. At this time of year the strong winds and snow that blow from the south make our work much more complicated. Read about how Nahuel gathered up around 40 Cape Petrel during a snow storm in his slippers to safely release them back to sea.

Americas

IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 10:40

Haribon is in the process of completing a project called Golden Forests, Landscapes and Seascapes supported by the European Union and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Inter-nacional that aims to reduce deforestation.

Asia

Problems in Paraguay

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 08:56

Ten years ago, the Kuetuwy Aché community was established in the property 'Finca 470', under the understanding and commitment from the Paraguayan government that the property would be legally titled to the Aché people. Now however, the government plans to divide-up the property.

Americas

Birds of the Middle East

Thu, 26/08/2010 - 11:12

Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter have dedicated their new book 'Birds of the Middle East' to BirdLife International's Middle East conservation programme.

Middle East

Bird banding centre opened in Cuba

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 14:00

On July 17th, 2010, the Johann Christoph Gundlach Cuban Bird Banding Centre (CBBC) was officially opened. The CBBC is located at the...

Americas