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Partners for Sustainability now available in French

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 14:57

Partners for Sustainability is now available for download in French. This report highlights BirdLife’s work around the world which combines biodiversity conservation with sustainable development.

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El Campamento de Verano Jaragua: quince años de trayectoria en la concienciación ambiental de las comunidades locales

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 01:56

El pasado mes de agosto, el Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) celebró el 15º Campamento de Verano Jaragua y a su vez, 15 años de esfuerzos continuos a favor de una mayor conciencia ambiental en las comunidades locales.

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The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of experience in the environmental awareness of local communities

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 00:49

Last August, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) held its 15th Jaragua Summer Camp and in turn, celebrated 15 years of continuous efforts towards a greater environmental awareness in local communities.

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Venue for PAOC 13 changed from Nigeria to Tanzania

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 11:00

Owing to security concerns and increasing costs PAOC 13 will now be held in Arusha, Tanzania in October 2012.

European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri environment in the spotlight, as Commission mulls backtracking on drive for a greener CAP

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 07:36

European Courts of Auditors report highlights importance of agri environment schemes as the European Commission proposals for Common Agriculture policy reform are about to be announced.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 01:24

Mao is an endemic honeyeater found in Samoa which is classified as Endangered by BirdLife on the IUCN Red List. Unless urgent action is taken, these unique birds have a very high risk of going extinct in the near future...

Pacific

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement become co-operation partners – jointly preserving biological diversity

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:44

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement have signed a co-operation agreement to further improve the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites.

Europe and Central Asia

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Europe and Central Asia

Forest & Bird appeals Denniston mine consent

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 22:54

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) appeal against plan for open-cast coal mine

Pacific

BirdLife to work with the Nairobi Convention

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 12:33

BirdLife is starting a project 'Enhancing the Protection of Birds in the Marine and Coastal Environment' of the Nairobi Convention.

Africa

Aussie eyrie internet hit

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 21:12

Birds Australia’s nest monitoring camera of a family of White-bellied Sea-Eagles has been an online hit since its launch in August.

Pacific

Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:03

Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

Europe and Central Asia

Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:57

The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.

Americas

Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

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Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods and landscapes

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 21:26

BirdLife's Site Support Group at Mount Nabukelevu IBA in Fiji was recently visited by staff from The World Bank and CEPF who tell us their personal tales from the trip...

Pacific

Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an extinct species: the Palkachupa Cotinga in Bolivia

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

A scientific paper shows the Swallow-tailed Cotinga in Bolivia is a different species. Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) needs help in its conservation efforts to save the species.

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89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! - Sign the petition to stop it now!

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:47

BirdLife Cyprus has published online an estimate of the death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during the autumn migration.

Europe and Central Asia

Jamaica may cease to be “the fairest isle that eyes ever beheld” in the face of climate change

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 00:44

Climate models indicate that Jamaica is likely to experience significant changes in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

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