News Overview

Wetland Birds Are Sitting Ducks As Oil Slick Approaches Fragile Coast - Video

Mon, 03/05/2010 - 17:42

The exploded British Petroleum oil well pumping daily an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico is still hemorrhaging today as wildlife officials, politicians, and oil industry executives are clambering to triage and treat the crisis.

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Important Bird Areas at Risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Sat, 01/05/2010 - 17:37

Many Important Bird Areas designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) and its partners for their essential habitat value to bird species lie within potentially affected areas. Read the full list here.

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Birds at risk from the Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:35

See a list of bird species most at risk from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Are birds the next victims of Gulf oil spill?

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:26

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) experts across the Gulf Coast are monitoring the spread of thousands of litres of oil that threaten to turn the recent drilling platform explosion into a growing environmental disaster.

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Houbara Bustard threat in South Africa

Thu, 29/04/2010 - 08:45

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) joined forces with other organizations to react with dismay to the receipt of information suggesting that there is interest in the hunting of Houbara Bustard by means of falcons in South Africa. According to information received, there is intention by falconers to establish a Houbara Bustard breeding facility in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and to release and hunt these bustards with large exotic falcons.

Africa

A baseline for conservation and livelihoods in Palau

Wed, 28/04/2010 - 18:00

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS, BirdLife in Palau), together with BirdLife International and other partners, is implementing a project to eradicate invasive alien mammals on the islands of the Kayangel atoll, Palau.

Pacific

Forest & Bird backs PCE call for greater environmental scrutiny

Thu, 22/04/2010 - 07:30

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) are backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more robust and independent environmental reporting.

Pacific

Fiji's comic-book heroes of conservation

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 18:01

Children attending schools around Fiji's Mount Nabukelevu IBA are to become the conservationists of the future, with help of a BirdLife project backed by the local and national government, and supported by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.

Pacific

2010 Goldman Prize for Europe: Ma≈Çgorzata Górska - Video

Tue, 20/04/2010 - 14:55

OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Ma≈Çgorzata Górska led the fight to protect Polands Rospuda Valley, one of Europes last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the regions sensitive ecosystems. This video is narrated by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.

Europe and Central Asia

Training 2,500 leaders in conservation

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:43

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently hosted a special evening to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. This event took place in Cambridge, UK, which is where the programme was conceived and initiated by BirdLife International back in 1985.

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New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:37

The shameful decision by the Maltese Government to open the spring hunting season in 2010 is a set back for nature conservation, which is particularly disturbing as 2010 is supposed to be the ‘International Year of Biodiversity’.

Europe and Central Asia

Rockhopper penguin boost

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:35

Argentina has created a new marine protected area to protect Vulnerable Southern Rockhopper Penguin.

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Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:32

It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

Worldwide

BirdLife brings PEP to the Pacific

Fri, 09/04/2010 - 07:52

Globally, one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, including 192 who are Critically Endangered. The Pacific region hosts 44 (23%) of the most threatened bird species in the world. The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership is working together in an innovative programme to prevent any more species going extinct, through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP).

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World Migratory Bird Day focuses on globally threatened migratory birds

Wed, 31/03/2010 - 08:40

This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme has been announced as: 'Save migratory birds in crisis - every species counts!' This years awareness-raising campaign will take place from 8-9 May 2010, and aims to inspire people to take action for the conservation of migratory birds.

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Saving waterbirds in Barbados

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 13:38

Fifteen to thirty thousand shorebirds are shot each year in a handful of managed shooting swamps on Barbados on their southbound migration. However, the tradition of hunting migratory shorebirds is changing. The old culture of 'kill as many as you can' is being replaced by a conservation ethic among hunters.

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Four Rivers Project in Korea

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 12:44

Birds Korea has completed and published a preliminary report on the anticipated impacts of the Four Rivers Project on waterbirds. At present...

Asia

Guyra Paraguay advises Government on ecotourism

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 12:40

Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife Partner) and the National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) in Paraguay have produced a new brochure to promote Paraguay as...

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