Fri, 14/05/2010 - 20:21
Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to more Important Bird Areas - concerns grow for the wildlife and gulf coast habitat.
Fri, 14/05/2010 - 06:00
The new derogation contravenes the requirements of the EU Birds Directive as it clearly fails to satisfy the key conditions required by EU legislation: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and Common Quail Coturnix coturnix are in unfavourable conservation status in Europe and as required by the Commission’s guidance on hunting, no derogation for these species should be allowed.
Europe and Central Asia
Thu, 13/05/2010 - 15:37
If the thought that saving a species from extinction while soaking up the sun and scenery on a Pacific cruise appeals to you, then you will be interested in the following opportunity from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 13:26
Twite face imminent extinction in Ireland according to BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner). Conservation measures have been proposed to try and save the remaining breeding population.
Europe and Central Asia
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 11:25
The first two oiled birds found in the Gulf oil spill have been cleaned, rehabilitated, and are now ready for release today on Florida's Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge the National Audubon Society (BirdLife Partner in the US) helped establish and manage. The birds, a Northern Gannet and a Brown Pelican, will find a safer place to be at the nation's first wildlife refuge, on the Atlantic coast near Vero Beach and currently outside the oil spill trajectory.
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 07:17
Atop a step ladder in Melbourne’s City Square (Australia) today internationally acclaimed artist, John Wolseley, will launch Invisible Connections, a book that depicts the dramatic journeys of migratory shorebirds, while putting the finishing touches on his mural, Australia’s largest waterbird scene.
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:15
Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 18:16
The Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) project - the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative to take place in the African-Eurasian region - is launching an innovative Flyway Training Kit for waterbird conservation next week.
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 08:04
A BirdLife Interview with Dr Stuart Butchart discussing if the World's Governments have met their commitment to significantly reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010.
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:52
Audubon’s Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is in Venice to help coordinate bird rescue efforts. Driscoll set aside some time yesterday evening to talk about the challenges facing bird rescue workers, the search for volunteers, the species of greatest concern, and the beauty and rich birdlife of the region.
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 17:31
Video by Audubon about Least Tern nesting sites in Mississippi which are at risk from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mon, 03/05/2010 - 17:42
The exploded British Petroleum oil well pumping daily an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico is still hemorrhaging today as wildlife officials, politicians, and oil industry executives are clambering to triage and treat the crisis.