News Overview

Interview with BirdLife's Middle East Advisor Richard Porter - Video

Mon, 23/08/2010 - 07:48

A report from David Lindo and the BirdGuides production team at the 2010 British Birdfair, interviewing Richard Porter (BirdLife's Middle East Advisor) and Simon Aspinall about their new book, Birds of the Middle East. The book describes all the birds of the region, including totally updated accounts of the larks and the large white-headed gull complex.

British birdwatchers rally to help Ethiopia

Fri, 20/08/2010 - 05:05

Tens of thousands of British birdwatchers attending the 22nd British Birdwatching Fair this weekend are coming together to raise funds for Ethiopia’s unique bird life.

Worldwide

Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 09:03

Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

Middle East Kazakhstan Preventing Extinctions

Volunteers needed in New Caledonia for Crow Honeyeater Project

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 14:03

BirdLife Pacific in New Caledonia is seeking two volunteers to assist with surveying fieldwork seeking the Critically Endangered Crow Honeyeater. The positions are due to start September 15, 2010 and volunteers would ideally be available for 1-3 months.

Pacific

Northern Bald Ibis release in Syria - Video

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 11:25

See this amazing video by the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) showing the release of Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis into Syria.

República Dominicana lanza una red de conservación al rescate de su biodiversidad

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 11:59

El Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) realizó el lanzamiento oficial del directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana, junto a sus colaboradores el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MIRENA) y el Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Dicho evento simboliza a su vez el lanzamiento de una red de rescate de su frágil y amenazada biodiversidad. Red que está conformada por las acciones y esfuerzos de conservación de múltiples organizaciones, agencias, instituciones, e individuos

Americas

BirdLife and CEPF expand funding opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:46

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions, community groups and other civil society organisations working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam have been given another opportunity to apply for funding to conserve the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot

Asia

Swift box success at BirdLife's UK office

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:34

With swifts on their way back to Africa it was time to open the boxes erected earlier in the year and find out what the birds had been doing...

Europe and Central Asia

BCST joined IYB 2010 Celebration

Fri, 13/08/2010 - 15:33

In July, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST - BirdLife in Thailand) joined a government’s official event to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) 2010 organised by Office of Natural Resources and Environment Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) at Khao Khiew Open Zoo in Chonburi Province, 100 km east of Bangkok, under a theme ‘Biodiversity is Our Life’.

How long will they stand?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 19:29

The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around 35,500 square kilometers) of the world's mangroves -- forests straddling both land and sea -- have been lost since 1980.

Worldwide

Thirst for biofuels still threatening Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands - By Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:23

In a move that buys a little time for the Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has refused a licence...

An Aruba without Troupial, Prikichi, Patrushi or Shoco?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:11

The presence of the invasive Boa constrictor was first documented in Aruba in April of 1999. Ever since, the numbers of boas caught by the Park Rangers has been impressive. Hundreds are caught each year and only those seen in areas frequented by persons who then notify the Rangers for their assistance. It is safe to presume that a multifold of those caught actually live in Aruba’s wildlife.

Americas

Directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves es presentado en Bolivia y Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 19:46

El directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves (IBA) de América fue presentado por separado en dos eventos en Bolivia y costa Rica por socios y colaboradores de BirdLife.

Americas

Important Bird Area directory is launched in Bolivia and Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 17:31

The Americas Important Bird Area (IBA) directory was launched at separate events in Bolivia and Costa Rica by BirdLife partners and collaborators.

Americas

Presentation on the Critical Site Network Tool - videos

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:26

A presentation on the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project's Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool is now available on the video-sharing website YouTube. The presentation was given during the official launch of the CSN Tool on 14 June 2010 at an International Waterbird Conservation Symposium which took place in The Hague, the Netherlands to mark the 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

Nature Seychelles celebrates IYB2010

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:14

The latest issue of Zwazo - Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) bi-annual conservation magazine - commemorates 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).

Africa

'Road to nowhere' signposts Polish win for OTOP - Video

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:06

CNN video about OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Malgorzata Gorska work to stop a highway through a wildnerness area of Poland.

‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ – Japan's touring photo exhibition

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 16:09

A new photo exhibition, with the theme ‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ is currently being held in Japan.

Asia