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Offshore islands yield a seabird surprise

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 03:23

Australasian Seabird Group visit to the Broughton Islands uncovers new treasures.

Pacific

BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road decision

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 14:00

The BirdLife Partnership welcome the news that the proposed asphalt road in the Serengeti National Park, will not now be built.

Africa

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to asphalt road

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Africa

Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:03

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

Europe and Central Asia

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:28

An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Asia

An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the issue of feral livestock

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 17:49

An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

Americas

EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:29

Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

New agreement gives hope for Pacific wildlife

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme have signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding which will strengthen efforts to work on joint conservation objectives across the region.

Pacific

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand bycatch framework

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:13

Fifty seabird biologists have written to New Zealand’s Fisheries Minister, concerned that the proposed framework for managing the incidental mortality of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries is flawed.

Pacific New Zealand

$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 14:12

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $4.3 million in grants for 34 projects that will support neotropical migratory bird conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Americas

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:49

BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Europe and Central Asia

Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:37

BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

Europe and Central Asia

Are Hooded Vultures threatened with extinction in Burkina?

Tue, 21/06/2011 - 14:17

Has Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, become an inhospitable city to these birds?

Africa

A grain of hope in the desert

Thu, 16/06/2011 - 08:52

Arabian Oryx which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Middle East

Muted celebrations for Thailand's most colourful bird

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 15:26

The rediscovery of Gurney’s Pitta 25 years ago brought hope for a beautiful bird feared extinct, but the bird’s future still hangs in the balance.

Asia

An appeal for birds in French overseas departments

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 15:19

LPO/BirdLife France launches an appeal for nature in the overseas departments of France.

Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:02

BirdLife Partners call to stop hunting of Common Eiders in Baltic Sea.

Europe and Central Asia Denmark

New children’s book raises profile of albatrosses

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 01:00

Illustrator, Bill Bolton has used the publication of his latest book to highlight the plight of the world’s albatrosses and help support BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme.

Pacific