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A First for Seychelles - Cousin celebrates IBA branding

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 12:36

Cousin Island Special Reserve has become the first IBA - Important Bird Area - branded site in the Seychelles and the Western Indian Ocean region. The IBA branding states publicly that Cousin island is of outstanding value for bird conservation. IBAs are sites of global importance for birds and their conservation, defined and listed by BirdLife International, the world authority on birds.

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Alaotra Grebe extinction – Do you care?

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 23:01

Today we announced that Alaotra Grebe is officially extinct on the Red List. When we publicise news of threat or extinction the first question posed by the media will be: “Why should we care?” Please add your thoughts on why we should care.

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Conservation of Nyabarongo Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihoods, Rwanda

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:35

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity - our work at Nyabarongo Wetlands is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

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Improving natural resource use by local communities at Cape Mount, Liberia

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:27

International Day for Biological Diversity theme of “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” and our work at Cape Mount shows local action for the good of biodiversity and people.

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Conservation success: Eight-fold increase of turtle nesting on Cousin Island

Tue, 18/05/2010 - 07:00

Cousin Island Special Reserve has recorded a phenomenal eight-fold increase in abundance of nesting hawksbill turtles since the early 1970s based on new analysis of data, a scientific paper published in the Endangered Species Research journal has revealed. The increase is directly attributed to the ongoing turtle conservation program on Cousin started in 1972.

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Princess presents award to Nature Uganda staff

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 17:00

HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) recently presented one of the world’s top prizes for grassroots nature conservation – a Whitley Award – to Jimmy Muheebwa, of Nature Uganda (BirdLife Partner), for his work to improve livelihoods and wetland management in the Ugandan catchments of Lake Victoria, and create better habitats for the region’s wildlife, including Uganda’s national bird, the Grey-crowned Crane.

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Global Environment Outlook 3 – missing the 2010 biodiversity target

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 07:13

The flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been launched at UNEP Nairobi during the the opening ceremony of the 14th Subsidiary body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) meeting.

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WOW - new training kit launched for wetland bird conservation

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.

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Houbara Bustard threat in South Africa

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 08:45

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) joined forces with other organizations to react with dismay to the receipt of information suggesting that there is interest in the hunting of Houbara Bustard by means of falcons in South Africa. According to information received, there is intention by falconers to establish a Houbara Bustard breeding facility in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and to release and hunt these bustards with large exotic falcons.

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The story of Cousin Island - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 15:03

BirdLife's story of Cousin Island and the Seychelles Warbler. An interview with Nirmal Shah - CE of Nature Seychelles (BirdLife in the Seychelles).

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The Crimson Wing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 15:01

The Crimson Wing - Mystery of the Flamingos takes viewers to the isolated shores of Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, for a birds-eye view of the mysterious and perilous lives of Lesser Flamingos. The film was premiered in Paris this week, and reminds the world of the threats facing one the worlds greatest wildlife spectacles.

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Impacts of Invasive Species - Tristan Albatross chicks being eaten alive by House Mice - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:51

Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross, where chicks are being eaten alive by the invasive House Mice on Gough Island in the South Atlantic.

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Birds guide the way for people and wildlife in South Africa - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:39

BirdLife interview with Michael Kumako (Bird Guide) and Brenden Pienaar - Project Manager of the Kruger to Canyons Birding Route.

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