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Got a conservation emergency? Now there's help

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Rapid Response Facility provides small grants, focusing on UNESCO natural World Heritage sites, in response to applications for urgent support.

Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

Sat Nav parrots show way to go

Fri, 01/04/2011
New studies show that both sexes respond better to taking Sat Nav directions from talking parrots.

Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011
A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Tue, 22/03/2011
Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades this will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or five billion people.

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.”