Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52
After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.
Thu, 27/01/2011 - 07:57
BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.
Europe and Central Asia
Wed, 26/01/2011 - 23:25
The name Hurricane Hole might conjure images of howling winds and crashing seas. In fact, this collection of bays on the southern shore of St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a sheltered sanctuary whose crystalline waters offer safe haven for young fish.
Tue, 25/01/2011 - 10:26
The winners of The World’s Rarest Birds international photo competition have just been announced. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to secure images of the 566 most threatened birds on Earth for a new book highlighting their plight.
Tue, 25/01/2011 - 08:32
A pioneering project in Paraguay aims to show that REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) can deliver significant and lasting benefits to forest communities and biodiversity, while meeting corporate social responsibility commitments, and contributing to climate change mitigation by sequestering carbon.
Forests of Hope - Americas
Mon, 24/01/2011 - 10:35
It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. "BirdLife welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to the majority of the World's biodiversity", said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife International's Chief Executive.
Thu, 20/01/2011 - 13:13
A recent study carried out by scientists from Canada, Mexico and the United States, including several BirdLife Partners found that of the 882 native landbirds shared across borders, 17% (148 species) need immediate conservation action.
Thu, 20/01/2011 - 07:24
Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) Terrestrial Programme staff, in collaboration with BirdLife International staff Dr Mark O’Brien, recently returned from a seven-day expedition to the high ridges of the island surveying Nahnalaud, Nihpit, and Kupwuriso forest in search of the Critically Endangered Pohnpei Starling. Pohnpei is the largest island in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 09:23
A film documentary on the regeneration of Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes, a project led by Azzad Alwash, the CEO of BirdLife Affiliate Nature Iraq, will get its first public screening tomorrow on the UK's BBC TV Channel. The documentary is being shown at 2000 GMT on BBC2's Natural World series...
Wed, 12/01/2011 - 14:55
La noticia de la muerte de aves en EEUU y Suecia recorrió el mundo, cayeron “del cielo” 500 aves en Louisiana, 3000 en Arkansas, docenas en Suecia; algo muy extraño, pero nada probado aún. No hay evidencia científica que explique lo que está sucediendo. El socio de Guyra Paraguay en los EEUU, la Sociedad Audubon, está haciendo el seguimiento de miles de aves halladas muertas en Arkansas, junto el segundo incidente en Luisiana, desde la víspera de Año Nuevo.
Wed, 12/01/2011 - 08:34
Jonathan Eames, programme manager for BirdLife International in Indochina has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the British New Year’s Honours List. The award has been given for services to biodiversity, conservation and civil society development in Vietnam.