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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

Climate Change negotiations to begin in Cancún

Mon, 29/11/2010 - 08:59

Negotiations begin today in Cancún on how the world should mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Worldwide

Haitian children celebrate biodiversity during World Bird Festival

Fri, 26/11/2010 - 16:21

In the far south-east corner of Haiti, children in the town of Anse-a-Pitres are showing their appreciation of the avian gifts that nature offers . In celebration of World Bird Festival 2010, some of the children at the AMSAI Chemen Lajwa Kindergarten participated in endemic bird identification activities at the end of October.

Americas

The seven hot issues for the Cancún climate talks

Fri, 26/11/2010 - 11:37

The need for urgent action on climate change, as governments gather for COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, is greater than ever.

Worldwide

Las IBAs en República Dominicana a sólo un "click" de distancia

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 18:34

El directorio nacional de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana está disponible para su descarga (en formato PDF) en el sitio web de Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana).

Americas

A truly integrated approach to adaptation - BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP-16

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 11:26

This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP-16, Cancún – ‘COP16 - A truly integrated approach to adaptation'.

Americas

BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 16

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 11:21

This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP-16, Cancún – 'BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at COP 16'...

Americas

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 10:24

Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

Africa

Satellite Tracking Leads to Compilation of Important Conservation Data

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 07:10

A new study on Sooty Shearwaters in the California Current shows the benefit of seabird tracking data in identifying priority sites for seabird conservation at sea.

Americas Marine

Rellenan Laguna Carriel Norte en el Humedal Rocuant Andalien, Talcahuano-Chile

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 15:14

La laguna Carriel Norte, que forma parte del Humedal Rocuant-Andalien está siendo rápidamente rellenada por varias empresas que contruirán infraestructura en el sector. CODEFF, BirdLife en Chile, hizo la denuncia ante los medios de comunicación local el pasado fin de semana.

Americas

Out of Africa – a round up of stories by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 10:08

One of the attractions of spending a couple of weeks in South Africa was the chance to escape a bit of the British winter – so why was I wrapped up, wishing I had brought gloves, walking into a foggy dawn? Altitude.

Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 07:01

Threatened North Island kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years. The discovery of a nest is a triumph for a project by Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Pacific

Libro sobre las Aves y las Áreas Importantes para su conservación en América

Tue, 23/11/2010 - 15:08

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y la Asociación Guyra Paraguay presentaron un material bibliográfico que recopila información de las especies de aves que habitan las distintas zonas del continente, así como la variedad de hábitats donde se encuentran.

Leading Canadian conservation groups say wind farm doesn’t belong in Important Bird Area

Tue, 23/11/2010 - 08:43

Nature Canada and Ontario Nature are urging Gilead Power Corporation not to build a wind turbine farm in the heart of the globally significant Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area.

Americas

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:59

The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

Africa

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:59

New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

Post-earthquake support started for Haiti's environmental NGO sector

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:43

The BirdLife Caribbean Program has secured over US$250,000 from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to strengthen Haiti's environmental civil society/NGO sector in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

MacArthur Foundation helps build a long-term future for Haitian biodiversity

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 14:35

The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the BirdLife Caribbean Program’s commitment to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti (SAH) with a US$250,000...

Americas