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Douglas Rainsford Tompkins, 72, one of the Earth’s foremost conservationists

Defender of nature Douglas Tompkins dies in tragic accident

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 14:34

Douglas Rainsford Tompkins, 72, one of the Earth’s foremost conservationists, died following a kayaking accident in Chilean Patagonia. Douglas and his wife, Kristin McDivitt Tompkins, have supported conservation projects which included acquiring roughly 2.2 million acres in Patagonia to make the world’s largest private nature reserve.

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Re-COP - Day 10 at the Paris COP21 summit on climate change

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 08:42

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Biological monitoring on Kayangel Atoll handed over to the local people

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 00:10

It is a key objective of BirdLife and its country partners to develop the skills of the local communities to manage and protect their own natural resources. On Kayangel Atoll, home to the endangered Micronesian megapode, four years of working together and training has enabled the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services of Kayangel to take over biological monitoring,

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iBird Application to help monitor ecological helth

iBird to support monitoring of ecological health in Palau

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 23:24

In Palau, technology in the form of iPods and the iBird application, is helping in the response to the threats of climate change to this Micronesian nation. And it is the local BirdLife partner, Palau Conservation Society (PCS), in association with BirdLife and the Aage V. Jensen Foundation, that is providing these innovative tools.

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Now The Netherlands joins fight to save Europe's Nature Laws

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 15:13

The Netherlands has today joined the ten EU countries who've already publicly stood up for Europe’s key nature laws.

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Re-COP - Day 9 at the United Nations summit for the climate

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 08:40

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

The Eyes of the Cormorant

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 10:05

‘Through the Lens’, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2015

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Re-COP - Day 8 from Paris at the UN Climate Summit

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 09:43

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Re-COP - Weekend Edition

Sat, 05/12/2015 - 07:00

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Re-COP - Day 5 at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, France

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 08:00

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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World failing to protect its migratory birds

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:10

A new study published in Science has called for a greater international collaborative effort to save the world’s migratory birds, many of which are at risk of extincti

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More than a quarter of UK birds now of 'highest conservation concern'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:23

The Curlew, Nightingale and Puffin join the growing list of threatened birds, while the Bittern and Nightjar get a reprieve in the new 'Birds of Conservation Concern' report.

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Re-COP - Day 4 in Paris at the UN summit on climate change

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:00

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Bar-tailed Godwits and other shorebirds helped by new sanctaury

Shorebirds gain new sanctuary in South Australia

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 21:14

A key South Australian shorebird habitat, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, is to be proclaimed a national park and the South Australian Government will also seek for it to be acknowledged as a site of significance in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. Migratory shorebirds are in trouble across the world and the creation of this new sanctuary and the recognition of its importance is a role model for other Australian State Governments

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Conservation hero award for helping to save wetland

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 19:43

The Disney Conservation Fund announced its 2015 "Disney Conservation Heroes" - people whose efforts help to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities. Rosabel Miro, Executive Director of Panama Audubon Society (BirdLife in Panama) is one of this year's heroes.

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Prek Toal -  South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony (Image: Sun Visal)

Extraordinary waterbird colony – Prek Toal - recognised as Ramsar Site

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 13:34

South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 21,342 hectares Prek Toal (Ramsar Site no.

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Oil prospects in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park are branded by species, including rii, the word for giraffe in the Luo language; © Megan Seman​

CEPF Celebrates Its 2,000th Grantee: NatureUganda

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 08:54

NatureUganda's Programme Manager Michael Opige talks about the goal of sustainably managing oil and gas exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben, also known as the Albertine Rift Region

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