Africa Partnership Meeting about to start on 26...

Fri, 23/03/2012
The BirdLife International Council for the Africa Partnership meeting is about to start. Follow its progress on these pages...

Half of the world’s most important sites for...

Wed, 21/03/2012
The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

IBAs of the rising sun

Sun, 18/03/2012
A look at World Bird Society of Japan's work at recruiting local people and providing them with the skills they need to monitor biodiversity

Report finds Carnaby’s declining

Sun, 18/03/2012
A report released by BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and the Department of Environment and Conservation shows that the numbers of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos decreased in the Perth Region in the last year...

Save the Danube - 'The Amazon of Europe...

Fri, 16/03/2012
The "Kopački Rit", Croatia, Danube’s most valuable and best preserved floodplain system along the Croatian – Serbian border is threatened with destruction. Help us saving the unique nature of the Danube and sign the petition to the Minister now!

Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that...

Fri, 16/03/2012
Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside a quarter of of Wales?

‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a...

Thu, 15/03/2012
BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.

New review reveals worrying declines in the world...

Fri, 09/03/2012
The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the findings of a major new review published this week in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International.

Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must...

Wed, 07/03/2012
BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012
The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 species of freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to...

Fri, 02/03/2012
Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.

The RSPB and Tesco unite to protect rainforests

Thu, 01/03/2012
The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Tesco (one of the world's top five global retailers) have announced a ground-breaking partnership called ‘Together For Trees’ to help protect rainforests around the world.

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for...

Wed, 29/02/2012
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Survey to help reverse Kereru decline

Mon, 27/02/2012
Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline...

Regional workshop for the conservation strategy...

Mon, 27/02/2012
The strategy will look at sites that are of critical importance to biodiversity and at the threats to them, but it will also consider Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing.

Ethiopia dam project rides roughshod over...

Mon, 27/02/2012
Thousands of semi-nomadic tribespeople are being forcibly moved from their traditional lands in southern Ethiopia to make way for European and Indian sugar cane and biofuel plantations, according to testimonies collected by Survival International researchers.

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the...

Fri, 24/02/2012
Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.