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Ruddy marvellous! turnstone flies 27,000 km – twice!!

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 07:37

Researchers from the Victorian Wader Study Group - a special interest group of Birds Australia [BirdLife Partner] - have just recaptured a Ruddy Turnstone which has completed a 27,000 km round trip migration for the second time.

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Winners of The World's Rarest Birds announced

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 10:26

The winners of The World’s Rarest Birds international photo competition have just been announced. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Earth for a new book highlighting their plight.

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Search Continues for Pohnpei’s Rarest Bird

Thu, 20/01/2011 - 07:24

Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) Terrestrial Programme staff, in collaboration with BirdLife International staff Dr Mark O’Brien, recently returned from a seven-day expedition to the high ridges of the island surveying Nahnalaud, Nihpit, and Kupwuriso forest in search of the Critically Endangered Pohnpei Starling. Pohnpei is the largest island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:39

Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring also shows that the birds, people and wider wildlife of these remote islands are already benefitting from the removal of these invasive pests...

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From ground-breaking book tour to documentary film

Fri, 17/12/2010 - 08:19

In 2009, Margaret Atwood, co-President with Graeme Gibson of BirdLife’s Rare Bird Club, redefined the book tour, taking her new novel: The Year of the Flood, on a defining journey, through the US, Canada, and Europe. The tour has now been captured with a new film entitled In the Wake of the Flood...

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Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:18

Early indications suggest that the artisanal demersal longline fishery, operating from small open out-board boats in South Ecuador, has a negative impact on seabirds, specifically the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross...

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Kokako chicks hatch in Auckland’s Ark

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 07:23

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have announced that the North Island kokako chicks have hatched in the Ark in the Park open sanctuary – the first time the threatened birds have bred in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for 80 years...

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Australia's biodiversity arks

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 07:19

Today Australia’s leading national bird conservation organisation, Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner), has launched its annual State of Australia’s Birds report. This year’s theme, Islands and Birds, provides just a snapshot as more than 8,300 islands occur within Australia’s jurisdiction...

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Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 07:01

Threatened North Island kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years. The discovery of a nest is a triumph for a project by Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

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State of the World’s Waterbirds: in trouble in Asia, recovering in ‘the West’

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 14:45

The rate of decline of waterbird populations has slightly decreased over the last three decades. However, 47% of the waterbird populations are still declining and only 16% are increasing. The status of waterbirds is improving mainly in North America and Europe, while it is least favourable in Asia. Especially long distance migrants appear to be vulnerable...

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Hope for Tasmania’s forests

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 08:05

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) have just reported that there is a ray of hope for Tasmania’s beleaguered forests and the birds and other creatures that call them home.

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Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 10:49

Few will recognise the role of conservation in reinforcing and asserting people’s rights. In fact there are close links between conservation and human rights, and conservation projects that are well-designed and well-executed can make a significant positive contribution to their fulfilment. This article draws on examples from the work of BirdLife Partners around the world, to explain the linkages, and to demonstrate the contribution the BirdLife Partnership is making...

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First Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 10:50

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter...

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Kakariki scoops Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year title

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 07:21

New Zealand’s bright green parrot – the Kakariki – has won this year’s Forest & Bird poll (BirdLife in New Zealand) for Bird of the Year.

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Australian Painted Snipe Surveys

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 08:09

Birds Australia's (BirdLife Partner) Threatened Bird Network has announced that it’s time once again to start looking for Australia’s most rare and cryptic wetland species; the Australian Painted Snipe (APS).

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Arcadia update - Nature Fiji

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:58

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti field officer has been searching for burrows of the enigmatic Fiji petrel (pictured) and was pleasantly surprised to finally find a burrow occupied by a Collared Petrel chick. Collared Petrel is an Endangered species, believed to be extirpated from mainland Fiji because of the introduced Mongoose.

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Time to hit the biodiversity target – BirdLife’s September 2010 Round Up

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 15:42

Next month the world's leaders are meeting in Japan to discuss a new biodiversity target. This is a vitally important milestone for the future of wildlife on our shared planet. We’ll be covering the news from the event, however looking back at September’s stories we already have some powerful messages for governments to consider...

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Fijian villages shown new ways for forest management

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 14:22

Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.

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