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Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority Sites for Biodiversity Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

460 pages, £44.99, Available to buy. This book provides a concise summary of the 2345 Important Bird Areas in the Americas.

Americas

Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

410 pages, Out of print. This book identifies and describes the 391 sites most important for the conservation of these birds and other biodiversity.

Middle East

Important Bird Areas in Timor Leste: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

86 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats.

Asia

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird with, as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International because it has an extremely small population, which is getting smaller This means that it is at real risk from extinction in the next few years.

Asia

Awards during the Americas Partnership Meeting

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:52

2010 Awards on Biodiversity conservation and development in Latin America

Americas

For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....

Africa

Audubon experts monitor bird deaths in Arkansas

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:10

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) scientists are monitoring reports of thousands of birds found dead in Arkansas, coupled with a second incident in Louisiana, since New Year’s Eve.

Americas

EU postpones cleanup of biofuels policy again

Wed, 05/01/2011 - 12:16

Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission's decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of 'indirect land use change' (ILUC).

Europe and Central Asia

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011 - 08:02

Since 2003 BSPB is working for the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the species decline is the increased adult mortality due to various anthropogenic threats. Significant part of the loss of birds is happening outside Bulgaria during the migration and wintering. In the last 7 years probably more than 20 adult birds did not return from their wintering areas.

Europe and Central Asia

New edition of The Babbler now online

Fri, 31/12/2010 - 09:39

You can now access the 36th edition (October - December, 2010) of The Babbler, the quarterly newsletter of BirdLife International in Indochina online

Asia

China’s rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia

Thu, 30/12/2010 - 20:03

A wintering Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini has been seen and photographed in Pulau Lusaolate, north Seram, Indonesia, representing the first record of the species outside the breeding season for over 70 years.

Asia

Positive results for the conservation of albatross and petrels in the pelagic longline fleet in Uruguay

Wed, 29/12/2010 - 18:09

Last month I returned from sea after two back-to-back trips where I tested the efficiency of mitigation measures in reducing seabird mortality on longline hooks.

Americas Uruguay Marine

Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010 - 10:12

Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...

Africa

The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:39

Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring also shows that the birds, people and wider wildlife of these remote islands are already benefitting from the removal of these invasive pests...

Pacific

A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 12:08

Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International that are aimed at preparing them for Climate Change...

Africa

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity sign agreement for biodiversity

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 11:19

The agreement is an expression of the desire of both BirdLife and the CBD Secretariat to enhance our cooperation following the recent adoption of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for the Convention at Nagoya in October.

Worldwide

Nueva esperanza para las aves migratorias de pastizales de América del Sur

Fri, 17/12/2010 - 10:07

Las fértiles praderas de América del Sur, que son el hogar para uno de los ecosistemas más valiosos del mundo, están desapareciendo rápidamente, y las aves migratorias de pastizales, las cuales juegan un importante papel al dispersar semillas y controlar el numero de insectos, también están disminuyendo rápidamente en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay...

Americas

New hope for migratory grassland birds of South America

Fri, 17/12/2010 - 09:55

The rich grasslands in South America, home to one of the world's most valuable ecosystems is fast disappearing and migratory grassland birds, which play an important role by dispersing seeds and controlling insects, are also rapidly declining in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay...

Americas Bolivia Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur