News Worldwide

Threat to the Amazon’s birds greater than ever, Red List update reveals

Thu, 07/06/2012
The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List update for birds released by BirdLife International.

Mark Avery's daily blog from RIO+20

Fri, 01/06/2012
Each day on 1-20 June Mark Avery is writing a blog about biodiversity, sustainability and global issues

VBN funds expansion of migratory shorebird research

Thu, 31/05/2012
Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in The Netherlands) and WWF-Netherlands are funding a new chair in migratory bird ecology at the University of Groningen.

Protecting marine biodiversity on International Day of Biological Diversity

Tue, 22/05/2012
Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

SAVE Brasil calls on us all to join the campaign against changes to Brazil’s forest law

Mon, 21/05/2012
Slowing down deforestation in Brazil is threatened by a new bill that can now be stopped only by a Presidential veto. Give your support to an online petition campaign.

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012
The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

Experts meet in Montreal to 'talk biodiversity'

Mon, 30/04/2012
Delegates from 193 countries are preparing recommendations for the next Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP) in October in India.

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect albatrosses

Thu, 26/04/2012
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012
After seeding the sea with iron filings to create a carbon sink, and giant mirrors which reflect the sun’s heat back into space, comes a new geo-engineering solution which aims to maintain penguin breeding colonies in the Antarctic at their optimum temperature.