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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.

Africa

Biodiversity conservation in the indigenous Chimalapas region, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:24

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity - our work in the Chimalapas of Mexico is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

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Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA, Mindoro, Philippines

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:19

Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Asia

US environment leaders send letter to President Obama

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 07:31

Audubon President Dr Frank Gill and ten other leaders send letter to President Obama urging more direct oversight of oil spill disaster

Americas

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:28

A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase

Asia

Mili promotes a better way

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 10:40

Miliana Ravuso has been working to protect birds and their habitats in Fiji for the past five years. As the Senior Conservation Officer for the BirdLife International Fiji Programme in Suva, she and her colleagues address the many challenges confronting birds, and the overall environment on a daily basis.

Audubon’s President speaks out on Gulf Oil Spill

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 16:50

Audubon is gravely concerned about the ultimate toll this unprecedented environmental crisis will have on the already strained Gulf Coast ecosystem. Audubon has recruited more than 12,000 volunteers to assist with on-the-ground response efforts.

Americas

Searching for Sociable Lapwing with Nature Iraq's Omar Fadil

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 07:44

Since the invasion of 2003, many people have been struggling to survive in the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq . Even now the country's far from safe. However, over the past two years, Omar Fadil has set out to doggedly survey the bird population for Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), taking him to some of the most dangerous spots in search of species like the elusive and Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing. On the phone from Baghdad, he told BirdLife about his latest survey in what is still one of Iraq 's security hotspots.

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s dolphin deaths

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:28

Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.

Pacific

Wildlife death toll from oil spill uncertain

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:19

Federal officials say they don't know whether a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 189 sea turtles, birds and other animals found dead since it started.

World governments urged to be more ambitious in efforts to save biodiversity

Tue, 18/05/2010 - 08:34

A coalition of 14 conservation organizations including BirdLife has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

Worldwide

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

Un mapa de la esperanza para la biodiversidad de las Américas

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 12:51

Una iniciativa de conservación que une sitios y organizaciones para la conservación.

Americas

Protecting mainland Europe’s rarest songbird

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 12:35

Government officials from states across Europe and Africa, as well as experts and conservationists, came together in Biebrza National Park, Poland, to discuss the survival of mainland Europe’s rarest songbird, the Vulnerable Aquatic Warbler.

Europe and Central Asia

Conservation Leadership Programme in 2010 - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 10:32

In 2010, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) celebrates 25 years of conservation success. This video showcases three of the people and projects supported by the programme around the world.

Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 09:02

Meet Liz, who's volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm here volunteering at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., and we're volunteering with the Audubon Society. We're waiting for any of the birds to show up from out where they're having the oil slicks, and we're waiting to help transport if there's anything we can do to help."

Americas

Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:58

Meet Elizabeth, who’s volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm Elizabeth Underwood. I'm a resident of New Orleans, La., where I've lived for 17 years. I am volunteering with the Audubon organization to help with oiled-bird rescue in any way that I can because I understand the deep link between the health of our coast and the health of my city and my future. I'm very passionate about protecting the environment, and I'm very honored to be able to be out here and be of service."

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