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Fijian site support groups receive fundraising & biosecurity training

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 04:28

BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives of Site Support Groups from 6 sites for a fundraising and...

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Launch of Wetland Globe International Wetland Awards

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 15:41

The World Wetland Network, an international initiative comprising over 200 wetland NGOs from across the globe, is today launching a new set of awards to recognise best practice in wetland management, and to highlight wetlands in crisis...

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Forest & Bird welcomes Government’s mining decision

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 17:03

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.

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Important Bird Areas in the Pacific region identified

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 07:29

A quarter of the World’s critically endangered birds hovering on extinction are from the Pacific region, the challenge now is to do everything possible to save endangered Pacific bird species before it is too late...

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Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17

BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.

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Birds Fly into the Red

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:15

The worst fears of shorebird experts in Australia were realised recently when it became clear that reclamation of the extensive mudflats at Saemangeum in the Yellow Sea had caused alarming declines in populations of migratory waders which use the area as a stopover on their annual pilgrimage to Australia. Without these mudflats, the waders had nowhere to stop over and feed on invertebrates to refuel for their arduous journey.

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Regent Honeyeaters at home in the wild

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 07:06

Thirty-six of the 44 captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park two weeks ago have been confirmed at home in the wild.

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Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining submissions

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:36

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

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Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:34

Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

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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.

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Sun, sea and saving birds: A Pacific cruise of a lifetime

Thu, 13/05/2010 - 15:37

If the thought that saving a species from extinction while soaking up the sun and scenery on a Pacific cruise appeals to you, then you will be interested in the following opportunity from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).

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Art and conservation create invisible connections

Wed, 12/05/2010 - 07:17

Atop a step ladder in Melbourne’s City Square (Australia) today internationally acclaimed artist, John Wolseley, will launch Invisible Connections, a book that depicts the dramatic journeys of migratory shorebirds, while putting the finishing touches on his mural, Australia’s largest waterbird scene.

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Regent Honeyeaters released to go wild

Wed, 12/05/2010 - 06:20

Captive-bred Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters are being released into the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park by Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) as part of a national recovery program to curb the species’ decline.

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A baseline for conservation and livelihoods in Palau

Wed, 28/04/2010 - 18:00

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS, BirdLife in Palau), together with BirdLife International and other partners, is implementing a project to eradicate invasive alien mammals on the islands of the Kayangel atoll, Palau.

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Forest & Bird backs PCE call for greater environmental scrutiny

Thu, 22/04/2010 - 07:30

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) are backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more robust and independent environmental reporting.

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Fiji's comic-book heroes of conservation

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 18:01

Children attending schools around Fiji's Mount Nabukelevu IBA are to become the conservationists of the future, with help of a BirdLife project backed by the local and national government, and supported by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.

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BirdLife brings PEP to the Pacific

Fri, 09/04/2010 - 07:52

Globally, one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, including 192 who are Critically Endangered. The Pacific region hosts 44 (23%) of the most threatened bird species in the world. The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership is working together in an innovative programme to prevent any more species going extinct, through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP).

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World Migratory Bird Day focuses on globally threatened migratory birds

Wed, 31/03/2010 - 08:40

This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme has been announced as: 'Save migratory birds in crisis - every species counts!' This years awareness-raising campaign will take place from 8-9 May 2010, and aims to inspire people to take action for the conservation of migratory birds.

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