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Three charismatic southern African birds heading for extinction

Tue, 15/06/2010
Three of South Africa’s flagship bird species have moved closer to extinction, according to BirdLife on behalf of the 2010 IUCN Red List. The African Penguin’s status has changed from Vulnerable in the 2009 category to Endangered, the Ludwig’s Bustard from Least Concern to Endangered and the Southern Ground Hornbill from Least Concern to Vulnerable.

Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

Mon, 14/06/2010
Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.

International Waterbird Symposium in The Hague celebrates 15 years of flyway conservation in action

Mon, 14/06/2010
The 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratoy Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will is being celebrated at an International Symposium being hosted by the Government of the Netherlands in The Hague, where AEWA was concluded on 16 June 1995 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's International Day for Biodiversity celebrations

Mon, 14/06/2010
The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

International Day for Biological Diversity in Sierra Leone by Daniel Siaffa

Mon, 14/06/2010
Daniel Siaffa - from The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (BirdLife Partner) - tells us about International day for Biological Diversity celebrations with school children, civil society members and the Sierra Leone Police Force!

Alliance for grasslands

Mon, 14/06/2010
The Alliances initiative for the conservation of the South American Southern Cone grasslands was launched by organisations dedicated to the conservation and study of wild birds in the four South American countries which share the great biome of the 'Pampas' or grasslands of the Southern Cone of the continent.

Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010
Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.