Wed, 29/02/2012 - 09:52
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.
Forests of Hope - Americas
Wed, 29/02/2012 - 08:37
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 20:26
Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:43
The strategy will look at sites that are of critical importance to biodiversity and at the threats to them, but it will also consider Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing.
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:16
Thousands of semi-nomadic tribespeople are being forcibly moved from their traditional lands in southern Ethiopia to make way for European and Indian sugar cane and biofuel plantations, according to testimonies collected by Survival International researchers.
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.
Mon, 20/02/2012 - 08:53
Directors of the main French biodiversity NGOs, companies supporting biodiversity, French MEPs, MPs and local politicians joined LPO in blowing out the its 100 candles on January 26. This event is the start of a long series of celebrations and meetings around LPO’s anniversary that will happen in 2012 throughout France.
Europe and Central Asia
Birds in Europe
Sun, 19/02/2012 - 23:11
Two staff from the BirdLife Fiji Programme and the Pacific Secretariat gave up any amorous intentions of their own on Valentine’s Day to try a little avian matchmaking...
Fri, 17/02/2012 - 02:59
The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species...