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Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests Of Samoa

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:40

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MNRE) have recently completed a 12-day intensive survey, with the assistance of BirdLife Pacific, of the wildlife in the highest point of Samoa – the Savaii upland cloud forest...

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Ozzy EagleCam approaching take-off

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:20

For the past few years, the BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) Discovery Centre at Sydney’s Olympic Park has played host to EagleCam, a remote camera system which has allowed researchers to observe and record the lives of a pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles at their nest, and 2012 looks set to be another exciting year...

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On the prowl for the Powerful Owl

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:16

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and its Birds in Backyards program are expanding their Powerful Owl Project based on a successful pilot program. Concentrating on owls inhabiting the urban landscape of Australia’s largest city, the project will monitor their breeding success and investigate other aspects of the population dynamics of this threatened species...

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Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:12

Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...

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Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:06

The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet...

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Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui River

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:01

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said.. .

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Forest & Bird conference creates united front for conservation

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 22:52

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must become central to all New Zealanders lives if we are to save our unique environment and secure our economy...

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Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 05:02

The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

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World's oldest international conservation organisation celebrates 90 years

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 09:18

At midday on 20 June 1922, a remarkable group of people from different countries met in London and concluded that the only effective answer to the threats facing birds across the continents had to be through co-ordinated international action. So was born the International Council for Bird Preservation (now BirdLife), 90 years old today.

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Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 08:41

A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel ever recorded.

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Forest & Bird hosts BirdLife Pacific meeting

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:37

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) hosted representatives of bird protection and conservation groups from around the Pacific region last month at a successful meeting of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership at our Ruapehu Lodge. Mike Britton - General Manager, Forest & Bird - tells us about the meeting which underlined New Zealand’s role as part of the broader global environment and conservation scene...

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International Seabird Fellowship for Fiji staff

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 02:47

Sia Rasalato from the Birdlife International Fiji Programme is the 2012 ‘Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship Fund’ recipient. As a result, Sia will soon visit a number of American islands over the course of the summer and participate in various restoration programs - some just starting and others that are 30-year success stories...

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Rat eradication planned in the Cooks

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:41

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) is planning a project with BirdLife International and the Cook Island's National Environment Service to eradicate rats from Suwarrow National Park to protect Suwarrow’s globally important seabird populations...

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Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the Cook Islands

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:22

TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...

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New Palau Conservation Society website and video showcase success

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:10

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS – BirdLife Partner) works to empower their communities to steward Palau’s environment and launched a new website and video recently showcasing their work...

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New publication: An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:47

A new publication - entitled An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners - provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context...

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The Pacific extinction crisis by Don Stewart

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:39

Birds are the most widespread and visible indicators of the state of our environment and we ignore at our peril what they are telling us. Long-time Pacific conservationist and Pacific Regional Director of BirdLife International, Don Stewart, explains why birds are so important to biodiversity and to our future...

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The new BirdLife Australia website is live!

Fri, 30/03/2012 - 05:07

www.birdlife.org.au is the place to go for everything about Australia’s birds and their conservation.

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