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High Court decision won’t diminish strong case to...

Thu, 06/06/2013
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision today related to an Australian mining company’s plan to mine the Denniston Plateau...

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way...

Wed, 05/06/2013
BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

EU legislation to tackle invasive alien species...

Tue, 04/06/2013
Invasive alien species are one of the five main drivers of biodiversity loss globally, and yet at EU level the current approach to this problem is a patchwork of inconsistent and uneven national legislation to tackle what is by its very nature an international problem. EU legislation to tackle this problem is now long overdue.

Irish charities urge visitors not to disturb...

Tue, 04/06/2013
Two of Ireland's leading conservation charities, BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner in Ireland) and the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT), are urging people to ensure that birds, their nests and eggs are not disturbed when visiting coastal and island bird colonies, which are among the most important areas in Europe for breeding seabirds.

Nature Iraq's Festival in the Marshes

Mon, 03/06/2013
Richard Porter, BirdLife's Middle East adviser, had the privilege of attending Nature Iraq's spring festival and his personal account was broadcast on BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and in their news magazine.

Suwarrow Blog 20 – A bright future for...

Sat, 01/06/2013
In the final blog of the epic trip, the team arrive back to Rarotonga to delight in the luxuries that they've missed over the past six weeks, reflect on the impacts of the modern world, and look towards a brighter future for conservation in the Cook Islands...

Marine IBA inventory in Greece just published!

Fri, 31/05/2013
The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) has just published its national inventory of marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) presented in the book Important Areas for Seabirds in Greece.

State of Fiji's birds report launched

Fri, 31/05/2013

Fiji’s first ever State of Birds report ‘Fiji: State of Birds 2013’ has been launched b

Suwarrow Blog 19 – Tacking towards home

Fri, 31/05/2013
The team is edging their way towards their final destination of Rarotonga in their traditional canoe which is at the mercy of the wind...

Calling for volunteers in New Caledonia

Thu, 30/05/2013
The STOT-NC is a program for monitoring landbirds of New Caledonia led by the Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (SCO – BirdLife in New Caledonia)...

Suwarrow Blog 18 - Farewell Suwarrow

Thu, 30/05/2013
The team have finished their final operation to remove rats from Suwarrow, and are halfway home to Rarotonga on their Vaka...

Formal protection reduces loss of natural land-...

Thu, 30/05/2013
A new study by BirdLife scientists has provided the most robust evidence yet available that legal protection protected status is effective at reducing the loss of natural land-cover within sites of high conservation importance.

From words to action – key organisations team up...

Wed, 29/05/2013
IUCN and other organisations, including BirdLife International have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

Suwarrow Blog 17 - Returning to the real world

Mon, 27/05/2013
Today the team reflect on the potential success of their expedition to save Suwarrow’s seabirds, and ready themselves for their return trip to the real world.

Celebrating Migratory Bird Ambassadors in Kenya

Fri, 24/05/2013
Lake Elementaita which is held in high regard as an Important Bird Area, Ramsar Site and World Heritage Site is a key breeding site for the Great White Pelicans as well as a wildlife haven.

Project demonstrates community livelihoods can be...

Fri, 24/05/2013
BirdLife International through its partners in three countries; Kenya (Nature Kenya), Ethiopia (Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - EWNHS) and South Africa (BirdLife South Africa) recently concluded a livelihoods project funded by Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID)

Suwarrow blog 16 - A day of rest

Fri, 24/05/2013
Today the team feast with the very welcome visitors to Suwarrow and celebrate some luck with the weather...

Regent Honeyeaters on the loose

Thu, 23/05/2013
The captive-breeding-and-release program formulated to boost the population of Regent Honeyeaters in Australia has just set 38 more birds into the wild, where they have become reacquainted with an old friend...