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Forest & Bird welcomes Government’s mining decision

Mon, 26/07/2010
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) welcomes the Government’s decision to maintain the protection of New Zealand’s core conservation land as a victory for the environment and the people of New Zealand.

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica son incluidos en una red internacional de conservación

Mon, 26/07/2010
Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica del Perú, están localizados en San Pedro de Vice, región de Piura. Junto al estuario Virrila y los lagos de Ramón y Ñapique, forman un complejo de humedales de Piura, de gran importancia para aves playeras migratorias.

The business of biodiversity conservation

Fri, 23/07/2010
“Consideration of sustainability must become mainstream in all sectors of society. I think we are now starting to see a growing trend towards business reputations, best practices and the economic bottom line being linked to how effectively they incorporate biodiversity into their agendas.”

Rubber plantations are erasing Thailand's lowland forest

Fri, 23/07/2010
“Rubber plantations are like a creeping cancer for biodiversity-a sterile green blanket that holds almost no food for either insectivorous or fruit-eating birds. Expansion of rubber plantations will further exacerbate the ongoing decline in wild bird populations”

Chuck-will's Widow in the Bahamas

Wed, 21/07/2010
A large and healthy population of Chuck-will's Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis has been discovered on Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The species has long been considered a rare to uncommon winter visitor to the Bahamas, but surveys in 2007 and 2009 have totally changed our understanding of this nightjar, highlighting the need for similar surveys (for a number of endemic and globally threatened nocturnal birds) throughout the Caribbean.

Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010
An authoritative online life history for the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar

Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010
An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cya

Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010
The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.