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Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site

BirdLife and ITTO agree to pursue common goals on...

Wed, 25/01/2012
BirdLife International and The International Tropical Timber Organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two organisations.

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012
A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

Searching for Pacific Petrels

Fri, 20/01/2012
The BirdLife International Pacific Secretariat, supported by the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Global Greengrants Fund is launching a new project under its Preventing Extinctions Programme seeking to unravel the mystery of the Beck's Petrel.

PAOC 13 - Call for Abstracts

Thu, 19/01/2012
The PAOCC invites all participants to submit abstracts for the PAOC 13.

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012
In an attempt to mitigate hunting pressure, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA – BirdLife in Myanmar) carried out socio-economic surveys and provided livelihood replacement support in communities on both the eastern and western shores of the Gulf of Martaban.

New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on...

Mon, 16/01/2012
No effort should be spared to clean up the oil and debris from the Rena as the toll on wildlife continues to rise, Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) said Tuesday...

Las primeras imágenes captadas de un pichón dan...

Fri, 13/01/2012
Una nueva localidad de anidación para el diablotín Pterodroma hasitata ha sido descubierta en Haití a través de los esfuerzos en el campo de un grupo de colaboradores dominicanos y haitianos.

First ever chick photos give hope for threatened...

Fri, 13/01/2012
A new nesting location for Black-capped Petrel has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team.

A voyage for Caribbean Seabirds

Wed, 11/01/2012
Documenting new seabird-colony Important Bird Areas, finding previously undocumented colonies and colonies thought to be extirpated: these are just some of the exciting discoveries reported within Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (EPIC’s) ground-breaking Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles.

Biodiversity survey of Tokelau

Wed, 11/01/2012
Sun hats, sunscreen and long sleeved shirts were a necessity in a biodiversitysurvey recently conducted by Mere Valu – Conservation Officer from the BirdLife Fiji Programme - alongside a team of scientists from the Pacific region in two atolls in the Tokelau Islands...

Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe

Fri, 06/01/2012
In 2011, thirty breeding adult Hooded Grebes were killed by introduced American Mink at one site. Urgent funds are now needed to support Aves Argentinas work to protect these birds.

An amazing conservation success story in...

Thu, 05/01/2012
Fifty nine Seychelles Warblers have been transferred from Cousin Island Special Reserve to Frégate Island Private thanks to a Nature Seychelles led initiative.

Submit your best photos to a World Wetlands Day...

Wed, 04/01/2012
Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! From Jan. 3-20, 2012 upload your best photos to a Flickr site and have your image showcased on World Wetlands Day this February 2.

Singing Kagu in focus

Tue, 03/01/2012
The Endangered Kagu of New Caledonia is an iconic bird that symbolises the challenges faced by many island species in the modern era.

EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for...

Tue, 03/01/2012
The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.

BirdLife Pacific Invasive Species Programme

Mon, 02/01/2012
The BirdLife Pacific Partnership has started a new four-year European Union funded regional Invasive Species programme which seeks to reduce the spread and the environmental and socio-economic impact of invasive alien species by supporting the eradication and control of invasive alien species and also enhancing biosecurity...