Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority Sites for Conservation 2 Volume Set

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

Edited by MF Heath, MI Evans, DG Hoccom, AJ Payne and NB Peet, 1600 pages £35  BUY NOW Updated and extended, this book provides comprehensiv...

Europe and Central Asia

Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

David C Wege and Veronica Anadon-Irizarry, 348 pages, BirdLife International £22.99  BUY NOW This publication puts a spotlight on the Caribbean network of Importa...


Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

Edited by Birdlife International, Lincoln DC Fishpool and Michael I Evans 1144 pages £14.99  BUY NOW Africa's 2,300 bird...


Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority Sites for Biodiversity Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

C Devenish, DF Diaz Fernandez, RP Clay, IJ Davidson and IY Zabala, 460 pages, BirdLife International 2009 £44.99  BUY NOW This b...


Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

Edited by MI Evans, 410 pages Out of Print The Middle East contains some of the largest wetland, steppe desert and marine ecosystems in the world, providing habitats for more than 800 species of bird, of which more...

Middle East

Important Bird Areas in Timor Leste: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

Michael J Crosby, 86 pages £14.99  BUY NOW This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats...


Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird (14-16cm) with as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife Internati...


Awards during the Americas Partnership Meeting

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:52

2010 Awards on Biodiversity conservation and development in Latin America The project “Linking sites, linking people: flyways, biodiversity and development in Latin America” was approved to be supporte...


For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya...


Audubon experts monitor bird deaths in Arkansas

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:10

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) scientists are monitoring reports of thousands of birds found dead in Arkansas, coupled with a second incident in Louisiana, since New Year’s Eve. “Mass b...


EU postpones cleanup of biofuels policy again

Wed, 05/01/2011 - 12:16

Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission’s decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of ‘indirect land us...

Europe and Central Asia

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011 - 08:02

Since 2003 BSPB (BirdLife Partner in Bulgaria) has been working to conserve the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the ...

Europe and Central Asia

New edition of The Babbler now online

Fri, 31/12/2010 - 09:39

You can now access the 36th edition (October - December, 2010) of The Babbler, the quarterly newsletter of BirdLife International in Indochina online at http://birdlifeindochina.org/content/babbler In this edition: Co...


China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

Thu, 30/12/2010 - 20:03

The photograph confirming the first wintering record of Chinese Crested Tern for 70 years (credit: C Robson) A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photo...


Positive results for the conservation of albatross and petrels in the pelagic longline fleet in Uruguay

Wed, 29/12/2010 - 18:09

Last month I returned from sea after two back-to-back trips where I tested the efficienc...

Americas Uruguay Marine

Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010 - 10:12

Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation. Researchers found that vulture populations – including ...


The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:39

Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring als...


A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 12:08

Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International...