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Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún climate talks end with optimism renewed

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:47

After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?

Worldwide

Zambian Ornithological Society 2011 calendar out now...

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:46

The Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS) is very privileged to have one of Zambia's leading photographers - Stephen Robinson - design a superb 2011 Calendar...

Africa

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:18

Early indications suggest that the artisanal demersal longline fishery, operating from small open out-board boats in South Ecuador, has a negative impact on seabirds, specifically the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross...

Pacific

Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 21:44

An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

Worldwide

Final day at Climate Change COP16 - so what's happening?

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 07:10

With just over 24 hours to go until COP16 in Cancún closes how are the negotiations progressing? Are we getting closer to a fair, ambitious and legally binding global deal on climate change?

Worldwide

Audubon's Birds of America: The world's most expensive book

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 09:06

A copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America has became the most expensive book ever sold when it went under the hammer at Sotheby's for a staggering US$11,542,683...

Americas

Debate heating up on biofuels – BirdLife’s November 2010 Round Up

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 07:33

Biofuels are any kind of fuel derived from living things. In principle, they are a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels like oil and coal. It is also estimated that emissions from burning biofuels are broadly comparable to the amount of the gas absorbed from the atmosphere when the biofuel plants are grown. Sounds great. Right? Sadly not...

Worldwide

Kokako chicks hatch in Auckland’s Ark

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 07:23

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have announced that the North Island kokako chicks have hatched in the Ark in the Park open sanctuary – the first time the threatened birds have bred in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for 80 years...

Pacific

111 Years of Counting: Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 06:50

The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s (BirdLife Partner in the USA) annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2010 to January 5, 2011. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to over a century of data...

Americas

Australia's biodiversity arks

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 07:19

Today Australia’s leading national bird conservation organisation, Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner), has launched its annual State of Australia’s Birds report. This year’s theme, Islands and Birds, provides just a snapshot as more than 8,300 islands occur within Australia’s jurisdiction...

Pacific

La Ruta de la Gaviota de Franklin

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:10

En el marco del taller “Towards sustainable migratory birds: Linkingsites, Linking people” desarrollado en la ciudad de Talcahuano, Chile del 19 al 22 de octubre de 2010, el Alcalde de la ciudad de Talcahuano, Gastón Saavedra, propuso trabajar en una idea que permitiría, a mediano y largo plazo, unir a las ciudades a lo largo de la ruta migratoria de la Gaviota de Franklin (Larus pipixcan)

Americas

Guyra Paraguay recibe Premio a los Líderes del Paraguay: Premio Líder en Medio Ambiente

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 13:39

El premio otorgado a Guyra Paraguay lo recibió el Dr. Claudio Prieto (Miembro de la Junta Directiva), en nombre de la persona de Alberto Yanosky (Director Ejecutivo), quien figuraba en la web como nominado. En palabras sencillas, el Dr. Prieto agradeció el reconocimiento recibido que es un aliciente al trabajo ya que este año pasamos por muchas situaciones desfavorables en la Conservación de la Biodiversidad, agradeció mucho el apoyo de la gente y también el compromiso demostrado por todo el equipo profesional de Guyra Paraguay. Tras la foto oficial de los Líderes 2010 el evento culminó con un acto musical presentado por el grupo Sembrador y un brindis de honor.

Americas

Africa Climate exChange online

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 13:47

Have you visited Africa Climate exChange, the one stop shop on information on climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Africa?

Africa

Birds flying in the Prado Museum

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 12:54

Kingfishers, bustards, robins, spoonbills, eagles, vultures, falcons, hoopoes and goldfinches, among many other birds who ‘fly’ in the Prado Museum.

Europe and Central Asia

Spoony needs your vote!

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:40

BirdLife’s work to save two key resting and feeding sites in China, used by one of the world’s oddest and most appealing waterbirds is to receive support from Disney’s Friends for Change initiative.

Asia

The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo competition

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 12:52

The World’s Rarest project team is delighted to report a fantastic response to The World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition which closed at the end of August.

Worldwide

Haribon embraces the iphone

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 09:13

Haribon (BirdLife in the Philippines) has launched a Birds of the Philippines iphone app. It displays images of Philippine birds taken in...

Asia

Reducing conflict between Israel's air force and migratory birds - podcast

Tue, 30/11/2010 - 13:31

Autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for migrating bird with over 500 million birds crossing the country as they make their journey south from Europe and Asia seeking warming weather in Africa. BBC correspondent Jon Donnison spoke with Dr Yossi Leshem from Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI / BirdLife Partner) to hear about their successful work reducing the conflicts between migratory birds and airplanes.

Europe and Central Asia