News Overview

Forest & Bird backs PCE call for greater environmental scrutiny

Thu, 22/04/2010 - 07:30

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) are backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more robust and independent environmental reporting.

Pacific

Fiji's comic-book heroes of conservation

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 18:01

Children attending schools around Fiji's Mount Nabukelevu IBA are to become the conservationists of the future, with help of a BirdLife project backed by the local and national government, and supported by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.

Pacific

2010 Goldman Prize for Europe: Ma≈Çgorzata Górska - Video

Tue, 20/04/2010 - 14:55

OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Ma≈Çgorzata Górska led the fight to protect Polands Rospuda Valley, one of Europes last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the regions sensitive ecosystems. This video is narrated by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.

Europe and Central Asia

Training 2,500 leaders in conservation

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:43

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently hosted a special evening to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. This event took place in Cambridge, UK, which is where the programme was conceived and initiated by BirdLife International back in 1985.

Europe and Central Asia

New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:37

The shameful decision by the Maltese Government to open the spring hunting season in 2010 is a set back for nature conservation, which is particularly disturbing as 2010 is supposed to be the ‘International Year of Biodiversity’.

Europe and Central Asia

Rockhopper penguin boost

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:35

Argentina has created a new marine protected area to protect Vulnerable Southern Rockhopper Penguin.

Americas

Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:32

It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

Worldwide

BirdLife brings PEP to the Pacific

Fri, 09/04/2010 - 07:52

Globally, one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, including 192 who are Critically Endangered. The Pacific region hosts 44 (23%) of the most threatened bird species in the world. The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership is working together in an innovative programme to prevent any more species going extinct, through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP).

Pacific

World Migratory Bird Day focuses on globally threatened migratory birds

Wed, 31/03/2010 - 08:40

This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme has been announced as: 'Save migratory birds in crisis - every species counts!' This years awareness-raising campaign will take place from 8-9 May 2010, and aims to inspire people to take action for the conservation of migratory birds.

Pacific

Saving waterbirds in Barbados

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 13:38

Fifteen to thirty thousand shorebirds are shot each year in a handful of managed shooting swamps on Barbados on their southbound migration. However, the tradition of hunting migratory shorebirds is changing. The old culture of 'kill as many as you can' is being replaced by a conservation ethic among hunters.

Americas

Four Rivers Project in Korea

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 12:44

Birds Korea has completed and published a preliminary report on the anticipated impacts of the Four Rivers Project on waterbirds. At present...

Asia

Guyra Paraguay advises Government on ecotourism

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 12:40

Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) and the National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) in Paraguay have produced a new brochure to promote Paraguay as...

Americas

Monitoring, indicators and targets

Wed, 24/03/2010 - 13:41

The 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council is taking place in, Cáceres (Extremadura), Spain between 22-26 March 2010.

Europe and Central Asia

Forest & Bird reveals Government mining plans

Wed, 24/03/2010 - 13:38

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) has uncovered Government plans to allow mining in 7000 hectares of high-value conservation land in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

Pacific

120,000 people call for a stop to illegal hunting on Malta

Wed, 24/03/2010 - 09:55

BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) have received reports about a series of illegal shooting incidents as the spring migration starts on the island...

Europe and Central Asia

New WOW Publication Showcases 'Flyway Conservation at Work - Across Africa and Eurasia'

Wed, 24/03/2010 - 09:55

The third annual newsletter of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) UNEP-GEF African-Eurasian Flyways Project has now been printed and is available from...

Middle East

The noose tightens: Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

Wed, 24/03/2010 - 09:54

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) was recently offered - and declined to accept - $100,000 as part of an offset for the clearance...

Pacific

2010: celebrating Swallows

Wed, 24/02/2010 - 13:46

In this International Year of Biodiversity, MME (BirdLife in Hungary) has decided to celebrate the the three common species of swallow and martins: Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Northern House-martin Delichon urbicumand Sand Martin Riparia riparia.

Europe and Central Asia