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Offshore islands yield a seabird surprise

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 03:23

Australasian Seabird Group visit to the Broughton Islands uncovers new treasures.

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New agreement gives hope for Pacific wildlife

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme have signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding which will strengthen efforts to work on joint conservation objectives across the region.

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Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand bycatch framework

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:13

Fifty seabird biologists have written to New Zealand’s Fisheries Minister, concerned that the proposed framework for managing the incidental mortality of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries is flawed.

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New children’s book raises profile of albatrosses

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 01:00

Illustrator, Bill Bolton has used the publication of his latest book to highlight the plight of the world’s albatrosses and help support BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme.

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Longline fisheries continue to drive albatross declines

Wed, 08/06/2011 - 04:08

A new study reveals that, despite efforts to reduce seabird deaths, upwards of 300,000 birds are still being killed every year by longline fisheries.

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Seabirds and rodents on Australia’s outlying islands

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 02:14

Birds Australia has identified Macquarie Island as an IBA. Measures to reduce the number of introduced mammals on the island are crucial for seabird conservation...

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Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:30

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds.

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BirdLife launches new website section for World Environment Day

Sat, 04/06/2011 - 23:01

To celebrate World Environment Day, we've launched 'focusing on people', a new website section showcasing the BirdLife Partnership's work.

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BirdLife renews its commitment to work for wetlands

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 10:12

BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to continue their ongoing partnership to further develop and implement the Convention.

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Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 01:49

A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

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Keeping islands rat-free for pacific birds and people – with Elenoa Seniloli

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 04:07

Find out about BirdLife's ground-breaking programme with local communities to rid Pacific islands of invasive rats.

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Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:23

The BirdLife Partnership recently adopted a position on Conservation and Rights, which reaffirms BirdLife’s commitment to support the basic and procedural rights of the individual within its sphere of influence..

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Community conservation project wins award in Oz

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:13

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) has won the 'Natural Environment' category of the Victorian Coastal Awards for its Beach Nesting Birds project, which has recruited local communities and land managers to improve the breeding success of the Near Threatened Hooded Plover.

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When we were up we were up...

Mon, 25/04/2011 - 23:56

An adventure to Kadavu, Fiji in search of Collared Petrel.

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Help for the world’s Angriest Birds

Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:11

Angry Birds are taking up the fight to save the world’s most threatened birds from extinction.

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Tribute to conservationist Don Merton

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:50

Tributes have been paid to New Zealand conservationist Don Merton.

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Tackling Invasive Alien Species

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 14:51

BirdLife has published a leaflet to increase awareness about invasive alien species in the 27 EU Member States and to promote the importance of adopting appropriate legislation in Brussels.

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BirdLife Pacific e-bulletin out now

Wed, 23/02/2011 - 12:58

Welcome to our first e-bulletin in 2011. In this issue we bring you news of some of the activities being carried out by BirdLife Partners across the Pacific region to save our most threatened bird species – and our wider biodiversity – from extinction. You’ll read about what’s being done for the Critically Endangered Crow Honeyeater in New Caledonia; the New Zealand Fairy Tern – that country’s rarest bird...

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