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Climate change threatens 314 North American bird species

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22

New study shows that climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle

Americas United States of America Climate Change

New accessible toolkit helps non-experts to value important natural sites

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:48

An interactive toolkit is launched today that is helping non-experts to assess the ecosystem service value of sites – Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA)

Worldwide Capacity Development

Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 03:44

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership - has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Critically endangered Mascarene Petrel discovered at sea and unique image captured of bird with its egg.

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 00:01

An expedition to find the Critically Endangered Mascarene Petrel at sea have photographed a female bird where the egg is an obvious protrusion in the contour of her underbody.

Worldwide France Preventing Extinctions

EU biomass policy: from denial to action

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 15:15

As the streets and corridors of Brussels were slowing down and luggage for holidays was being filled up over the last days...

Europe and Central Asia

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Lake Natron

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 16:22

The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Africa Tanzania Migratory Birds and Flyways

A message from Martha

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:27

On September 1st 1914, when a Passenger Pigeon named Martha died in Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio, USA, the world lost its most abundant...

Worldwide United States of America Preventing Extinctions

Birds in Europe & children in Africa prepare for migration season with Spring Alive

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:29

In Europe, millions of migratory birds are stirring. They are busy feeding to build up their fat reserves (gaining up to 50%...

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Lake Natron, Tanzania - a Global Tourism Spot

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 10:06

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 in the United Republic of Tanzania will be celebrated on 28 th August at Ngare...

Africa Tanzania Migratory Birds and Flyways

BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00

Lynx Edicíons and BirdLife International have published the first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World . The checklist classification...

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now available!

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:15

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released. This book, authored by Lawrence Wagura, a naturalist and fieldworker...

Africa Kenya Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:10

As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

Africa Malawi Local Empowerment - Africa

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 05:00

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Worldwide United Kingdom Marine

A big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 10:27

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns...

Asia China Preventing Extinctions - Asia

New population of Critically Endangered Parakeet Found in north-east Brazil

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:29

A team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five Grey-breasted Parakeet.

Americas Brazil Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying trend

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:00

An annual vulture census has been carried out at seven sites across Cambodia, Recording the second lowest population estimate since records began...

Asia Cambodia Preventing Extinctions - Asia