Empowering Local Communities in Fiji

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 23:05

Fiji's Sisi Initiative Site Support Group was recently celebrated with an award ceremony in the Natewa Tunuloa IBA for winning their Equator Prize 2012. During the ceremony Sisi announced how their community protected forest is benefiting their fisheries, and how they are also starting an ambitious new project in their IBA...


BirdLife Partnering to battle invasive species

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 22:54

Over the last five hundred years, invasive alien species (IAS) have been partly or wholly responsible for the extinction of at least 65 bird species, making this the most common contributory factor in recent losses to the world’s avifauna. The BirdLife Partnership are working together to address this most important of threats, including developing a global programme which will build on the successes and lessons from the Pacific, among others...


Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 04:48

Monitoring threatened species takes on many forms — not only keeping an eye on populations or nesting attempts, but also looking after the individual birds themselves.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions

Honey from Kadavu

Nabukelevu youth benefit from their sustainable livelihood project

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 04:36

The Nabukelevu Site Support Group (SSG) was set up in 2007 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Mount Nabukelevu, Kadavu, Fiji. The group has gone from strength to strength in protecting their IBA, developing alternative livelihoods and providing for their future. The SSG are currently selling honey from the IBA and investing the profits in their children's education...

Pacific Fiji Local Empowerment

New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 01:21

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Pacific New Zealand Marine

2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Africa Eritrea

New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa Ethiopia

Godwits at San Pablo Bay wetlands (Mike Perlmutter)

San Francisco Bay recognised as ‘Wetland of International Importance’

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 12:02

San Francisco Bay/Estuary in California, USA has been designated a “Wetland of International Importance” under the Convention on Wetlands, also known as the Ramsar Convention.

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Kiwis called to action for national kereru survey

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 21:45

Forest and Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club is asking all New Zealanders, young and old, to take part in a nationwide Kereru survey that begins on Sunday...

Pacific New Zealand