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Rare species benefit from fund for threatened birds

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 12:46

The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds has announced its latest round of grants with some of the world’s most threatened birds benefiting.

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Former President of International Council for Bird Preservation and Audubon dies

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 12:25

“The world has lost a champion for the environment,” Audubon President, David Yarnold said at Audubon headquarters in New York. “Russ Peterson distinguished himself as president of the National Audubon Society from 1979-1985. Throughout the country Audubon staffers join me in recalling his visionary contributions, and the extraordinary example he set.”

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Bosques para agua y humedales

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 06:55

Hoy es el Día Mundial de los Humedales y el 40 aniversario de la Convención Ramsar, adopatada en la ciudad de Ramsar, Irán, el 2 de febrero de 1971. Durante las últimas cuatro décadas Ramsar ha tenido un impacto positivo en la valoración, manejo y conservación de humedales alrededor del mundo. Como una de las Organizaciones Internacionales Socias, la Red de Socios de BirdLife está orgullosa de estar trabajando para apoyar a la Convención.

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Forests for water and wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 06:54

Today is World Wetlands Day and the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971. Over the last four decades the Ramsar Convention has had a huge positive impact on how wetlands are valued, managed and conserved around the world. The BirdLife Partnership is proud to be working in support of the Convention, as one of its International Organisation Partners.

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Save forests. Save ourselves

Mon, 24/01/2011 - 10:35

It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. "BirdLife welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to the majority of the World's biodiversity", said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife International's Chief Executive.

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CONSERVATION SCIENCE REPORTS

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:00

4 Publications, 2 Available to Buy, 2 Free to Download These publications focus on the world’s most threatened birds and how best to conserve them. SEE REPORTS BELOW

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IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:00

8 Publications, 6 Available to Buy There are approximately 11,000 Important Bird Areas (IBA's) worldwide. IBA's are key sites for conservation – small enough to be conserved in their entirety and often already part of a protected-area network. SEE BOOKS BELOW

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COMMERCIAL BOOKS USING BIRDLIFE DATA

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:00

3 Publications, All Available to Buy Each of these publications is visually stunning and highly informative. These books include: ‘Bird Watch: A Survey of Planet Earth’s Ecosystems’, ‘Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey’ and ‘The Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide’. SEE BOOKS BELOW

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BOOKS ON GLOBALLY THREATENED BIRDS

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:00

3 Publications, 2 Available to Buy These publications provide details on the most threatened birds around the world. They contain species-by-species accounts of threats, existing conservation measures and thoughts for the future. SEE BOOKS BELOW

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State of the World's Birds

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 17:00

FREE download. This report is a brief summary of the information available on BirdLife’s State of the world’s birds website.

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Critically Endangered Birds: A Global Audit

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 17:00

FREE Download. Critically Endangered Birds is a product of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. It presents the science underpinning the programme and the actions needed by other organisations, agencies and governments to complement it.

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Bird Conservation International

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 17:00

Access to online archive FREE. Bird Conservation International is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focusing on the major conservation issues affecting birds and their habitats.

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Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the Wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Beagle Channel

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

240 pages, £17.95, Available to buy. This is a handy-sized photographic field guide that aims to help visitors to this remarkable part of the world.

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Feathers

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

336 pages, £18.99, Available to buy. In "Feathers", biologist Thor Hanson tells a sweeping natural history of feathers, as they've been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place.

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Nightjars of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 16:00

464 pages, £44.99, Available to buy. This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the Caprimulgiformes of the world.

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Threatened Birds of the World

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

852 pages, £52.99, Available to buy. This book covers all 1200 species now threatened with global extinction. The threats to each species are described, with an evaluation of conservation measures so far and targets for the future.

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A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife: The Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

544 pages, £40.00, Available to buy. This book is the first complete guide to the natural history and wildlife of this vast region, covering all the sub Antarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Continent.

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The Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

144 pages, £16.99, Available to buy. Authoritative and concise, this beautifully illustrated atlas captures the dazzling diversity of bird life around the world.

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