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From ground-breaking book tour to documentary film

Fri, 17/12/2010
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...

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010
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...

Kokako chicks hatch in Auckland’s Ark

Tue, 07/12/2010
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...

Australia's biodiversity arks

Mon, 06/12/2010
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...

Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, 24/11/2010
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)...

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

Mon, 08/11/2010
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...

Hope for Tasmania’s forests

Thu, 04/11/2010
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.

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Fri, 15/10/2010
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...

First Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter

Wed, 13/10/2010
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter...