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Western Siem Pang holds the largest sub-population of White-shouldered Ibis in the world (Jonathan C Eames)

Western Siem Pang Forest: natural wonder of the...

Tue, 04/09/2012
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has just published a lavishly illustrated report revealing the global conservation importance of the proposed Western Siem Pang Protected Forest located in a remote area of northern Cambodia near the border with Laos.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012
BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change...

Sat, 01/09/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is dismayed at the High Court decision that says the effects on climate change cannot be considered under the Resource Management Act...

Proposed Pipeline Threatens Important Bird Areas...

Thu, 30/08/2012
In Canada, a public review of a proposed pipeline project through an area of exceptional importance for marine birds is entering its final stages.

National Park Project builds local support in Fiji

Thu, 30/08/2012
The Taveuni National Park Project has been running for six months and NatureFiji-MareqetiViti have completed the first round of consultations with all the landowners and other stakeholders...

Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not...

Wed, 29/08/2012
A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

Places You Love - Campaign launched in Australia

Wed, 29/08/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and an alliance of environmental organisations from across the country have launched a national campaign today to protect our nation's environmental laws. "These laws protect the things we love: the places we love, the wildlife we love", said Dr Graeme Hamilton - CEO of BirdLife Australia...

Sustainable birdwatching tourism is promoted at...

Wed, 22/08/2012
With many of the main birdwatching tourism companies concentrated at Birdfair, it provided the ideal location for the International Project on Ornithological Tourism (IPOT) to foster sustainable tourism.

Carnaby’s numbers still down

Fri, 17/08/2012
BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) 2012 Great Cocky Count has found that numbers of Endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Perth Region are still lower than reported in 2010...

Birdwatchers gather to save Asia's coastal...

Fri, 17/08/2012
The world’s biggest fair relating to bird and wildlife conservation is raising money this year to help save millions of migratory birds which rely on Asia’s rich tidal wetlands

Tanzanians call for easier data access and...

Thu, 16/08/2012
Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity data in order to help in guiding conservation decisions and reduce duplication of efforts. This is particularly in regard to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, a region that forms part of a unique biodiversity rich hotspot that has over years attracted a lot of research and conservation interest.

Wild fires threaten biodiversity hotspot on...

Wed, 15/08/2012
Wildfires are still threatening Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

Using nature to help people adapt to climate...

Tue, 14/08/2012
With support from the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, BirdLife International is working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources, is raising awareness and building capacity on the role of ecosystems in adaptation amongst government and civil society in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

Lord Howe Island to become rat-free

Mon, 13/08/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) is delighted by arecent announcement to commit $AUS 9 million to eradicate rodents from Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage Area and a globally significant Important Bird Area, is home to 182 bird species, three of which are endemic - making it one of Australia’s most important seabird islands...

Biodiversity survey of paradise in the South...

Mon, 06/08/2012
Last June, a team of scientists and technicians joined the Ornithological Society of Polynesia-Manu (SOP-Manu - BirdLife in French Polynesia) to survey the flora and fauna of remote atolls in the south-east Tuamotu Archipelago.

Restoration of an important biodiversity area: La...

Sun, 05/08/2012
Located at the bank of the River Meuse, at the frontier between Belgium and Holland, La Montagne-Saint-Pierre has provided the mining industry with raw materials for many years. The site nowadays testifies to the evolution of nature and landscapes subjected to intensive human influence. Over the centuries, extraordinary fauna and flora have developed here, thanks to the calcareous soils.

Win a prize by capturing the beauty of Nature!

Sun, 05/08/2012
Arts and media seem to be increasingly interested in the protection of the beautiful wildlife and environment that surrounds us. BirdLife promoted several biodiversity photo competitions last year. A photo competition opened to young conservationists, launched by the Future for Nature Foundation, offers to reward winners with €50,000. Film is also becoming a popular wildlife art form: the tve biomovies competition offers a prize of US$ 1500 to talented amateur film makers for short films about important environmental issues.