News

A review of Local Conservation Groups in Africa

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:07

The BirdLife Partners in Africa produced a report on their experience of working with Local Conservation Groups (called Site Support Groups – SSGs in Africa).

Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:01

On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..

Asia

Meeting the 2020 biodiversity targets: action and monitoring based on birds - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 12:00

Examples provided for 12 of the CBD targets of how birds can help to focus actions to meet these targets, and how data from birds can help to monitor success. Report available in FRENCH, SPANISH and ENGLISH.

Arcadia update - SAVE Brasil

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 11:07

Advocacy work conducted by SAVE Brasil in partnership with government bodies and non-governmental organizations resulted in the creation of the Boa Nova IBA National Park and Wildlife Refuge (totalling 27,000 hectares, pictured) and the Serra das Lontras IBA National Park (11.336 hectares)...

Americas

Arcadia update - Nature Fiji

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:58

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti field officer has been searching for burrows of the enigmatic Fiji petrel (pictured) and was pleasantly surprised to finally find a burrow occupied by a Collared Petrel chick. Collared Petrel is an Endangered species, believed to be extirpated from mainland Fiji because of the introduced Mongoose.

Pacific

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:21

Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Africa

Conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:19

Nine case studies from around the world show that poverty elimination and biodiversity conservation are issues that must be tackled side-by-side.

Partners for Sustainability - report

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:00

Partners for Sustainability– What BirdLife is doing for People and the Planet, highlights BirdLife’s work around the world which combines biodiversity conservation...

Marine Important Bird Areas - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 09:00

BirdLife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) programme has, for more than 25 years, been successful at setting priorities and focusing actions for...

Biodiversity conservation and local communities - report

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 08:00

BirdLife's report about Biodiversity conservation and local communities. To download your copy , please click a link below: English - Biodiversity conservation...

Full list of BirdLife COP-10 Products and Policy Briefs

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 00:00

Full list of BirdLife Products and Policy Briefs for COP-10 in Nagoya, Japan.

Proyecto conservación de iguanas une a haitianos y dominicanos

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 19:41

Por primera vez en la historia de la conservación de la isla Hispaniola, se está implementando un proyecto cuyo objetivo es salvar una pequeña población de Iguana Ricordi (especie críticamente amenazada) y su hábitat y en el que participan haitianos y dominicanos de ambos lados del tramo fronterizo entre las ciudades de Pedernales (RD) y Anse-a-Pitres (Haití).

Americas

Time to hit the biodiversity target – BirdLife’s September 2010 Round Up

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 15:42

Next month the world's leaders are meeting in Japan to discuss a new biodiversity target. This is a vitally important milestone for the future of wildlife on our shared planet. We’ll be covering the news from the event, however looking back at September’s stories we already have some powerful messages for governments to consider...

Pacific

Think Pink appeal update – Thank You!

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 10:00

Our recent appeal to help BirdLife save the Lesser Flamingo at Lake Natron in Tanzania has so far raised over £20,000. “Thank you so much to those who were so generous in their support for our Think Pink campaign to save Lake Natron”, said BirdLife’s Jane Gaithuma.

Africa

Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 09:54

Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in only five small forest fragments at altitudes of 1,500-2,200 m. Its known global range is less than 600 ha.

Africa

African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 07:04

A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.

Africa

Bird population monitoring in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 10:01

It is widely acknowledged that birds are very useful indicators of biodiversity and the state of the environment. This is due to several reasons: birds occur in all habitats, often reflect trends in other animals and plants, and are sensitive to environmental change....

Africa

African Skimmers in Botswana

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 09:42

For the past several years, the Independence Day fishing competition at the end of September has been held in the Okavango Panhandle, coinciding with the peak breeding time for the Near Threatened African Skimmer. This species nests on exposed sandbanks along the Okavango River, and the presence of a large number of fishermen and their boats has had a negative impact on its breeding success.

Africa