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New study casts doubt on climate credentials and...

Mon, 20/02/2012
A major increase in imports of wood fuel to Europe from the US could do more harm than good for our environment, a new report has revealed. Burning wood pellets – or biomass – in European power stations is playing an increasing part in the efforts to reach the EU renewable energy target.

LPO/BirdLife in France celebrates its 100 year...

Mon, 20/02/2012
Directors of the main French biodiversity NGOs, companies supporting biodiversity, French MEPs, MPs and local politicians joined LPO in blowing out the its 100 candles on January 26. This event is the start of a long series of celebrations and meetings around LPO’s anniversary that will happen in 2012 throughout France.

Avian matchmaking on Valentine's Day

Sun, 19/02/2012
Two staff from the BirdLife Fiji Programme and the Pacific Secretariat gave up any amorous intentions of their own on Valentine’s Day to try a little avian matchmaking...

Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012
The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species...

Registration and Abstract Submission for the 2012...

Thu, 16/02/2012
The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Birdlife Europe's key recommendations for a...

Wed, 15/02/2012
As Denmark has taken over the Presidency of the EU, BirdLife Europe, together with DOF/ BirdLife in Denmark, has produced a new issue of its bi-annual publication “Greening Europe”, highlighting BirdLife Europe’s EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months, and providing Denmark with ‘five keys to a successful Presidency’.

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino'...

Wed, 15/02/2012
Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds.

Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina,...

Wed, 15/02/2012
Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan.

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcomes Tuverea Tuamoto

Sun, 12/02/2012
Former Birdlife Fiji Programme Conservation Officer Tuverea Tuamoto has joined NatureFiji-MareqetiViti as the EU Invasives Project Officer...

Kids eco-camp builds a brighter future for Fijian...

Sat, 11/02/2012
A bunch of 40 energetic kids from Nabukelevu, on the Fijian island of Kadavu recently completed a two day eco-camp organized by the BirdLife International Fiji Programme. “These children are our future, and it’s what they believe now that can change our tomorrow”, said BirdLife's Miliana Ravuso.

A smarter and greener EU Budget would contribute...

Wed, 08/02/2012
A coalition of Environmental Groups launches a major study by GHK Consultants on “the contribution a green EU Budget could make to job creation and the economy”

Petrel causes a storm for New Zealand

Tue, 07/02/2012
New Zealand Storm-petrel was presumed extinct until its rediscovery by bird watchers in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in 2003. A team of ornithologists have used support from The Birdlife International Community Conservation Fund to find the first strong evidence that the tiny, Critically Endangered birds are breeding in the area.

More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012
The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird...

Mon, 06/02/2012
The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure...

Fri, 03/02/2012
There is excitement at the news of the East African Legislative Assembly passing a law that could transform how transboundary ecosystems and resources are managed in East Africa.

Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012
All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month....

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá contribuye a la...

Thu, 02/02/2012
La Sociedad Audubon Panamá (BirdLife en Panamá) celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales con charlas relacionadas al tema de este año 'HUMEDALES Y TURISMO'. Esta organización compartirá sus conocimientos y experiencias en torno a la conservación de la Bahía de Panamá, sus aves y hábitats.