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Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011
Hundreds of oiled penguins have been found following a substantial oil leak from a grounded cargo vessel on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha

Last chance to tell...

Thu, 17/03/2011
For three years, Mark Cocker, the author and conservationist, has been working with BirdLife on a massive and remarkable initiative that documents how birds fill our lives. Called Birds and People, the project is building an international chorus on just why birds are so important to people.

Rare species benefit from fund for threatened birds

Wed, 09/03/2011
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.

Former President of International Council for Bird Preservation and Audubon dies

Mon, 28/02/2011
“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.”

Bosques para agua y humedales

Wed, 02/02/2011
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.

Forests for water and wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011
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.

Save forests. Save ourselves

Mon, 24/01/2011
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.

CONSERVATION SCIENCE REPORTS

Tue, 11/01/2011
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

IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS

Tue, 11/01/2011
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