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The Seventh Conference of Parties to the Nairobi...

Mon, 10/12/2012
The COP7 is expected to consider and adopt recommendations of a regional report on Birds as indicators of ecosystem health developed by BirdLife Partnership in collaboration with the national governments and the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention.

Climate change talks end with Doha Climate Gateway

Mon, 10/12/2012
After two weeks of intense and frustrating negotiations governments reached agreement on a compromise text which yet again falls far short of what is needed to keep the world on a pathway of limiting global average temperature rises to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Committing to sustainable electricity grids in...

Thu, 06/12/2012
One way to improve how we source our electricity is to move to renewable energy. RGI, a partnership of green NGOs and grid operators promotes the expansion of renewable energy generation and the modernisation of transmission capacity in Europe. On Wednesday 5 December, RGI partners, including BirdLife Europe, launched a new major report and a declaration that they presented to Commissioners Oettinger and Potočnik.

Bitten by the Bittern bug down-under

Wed, 05/12/2012
Rice growers in Australia are being urged to keep their eyes and ears peeled for Endangered Australasian Bittern. The Rice Growers Association, BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and other organisations have teamed up to learn more about this secretive bird that is thought to have given rise to the bunyip legends...

Landmark move to protect albatrosses in the...

Wed, 05/12/2012
New measures agreed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission will have benefits for seabirds
Panama Bay is crucially important for birds migrating between North and South America

Panama Bay developers threaten to break the chain...

Wed, 05/12/2012
One of the most important coastal wetlands in the Americas is under threat. We need your help/

Merger completes in Fiji

Tue, 27/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific has officially transfered its Fiji program to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti - Fiji's leading local conservation organisation...

On the road to a common ground for Ethiopia’s...

Mon, 19/11/2012
Stakeholders in an energy workshop discuss the common need to promote renewable energy while ensuring that considerations of the risks to migratory soaring birds are made during the planning and operational processes of wind, solar and transmission lines developments.

EU plan launched to halt seabird killing in...

Fri, 16/11/2012
On Friday 16 November, after a 12 year long campaign by BirdLife Europe, the European Commission has finally launched an EU Plan of Action to reduce seabird bycatch, the incidental deaths of seabirds ensnared in fishing gears.

Update: Small grants also available for...

Fri, 16/11/2012
BirdLife International invite new Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for small grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.
An adult male Amur Falcon hangs helplessly in a hunter's net (Conservation India)

Help required to end hunting massacre in Nagaland...

Thu, 15/11/2012
On November 1st, national online campaigning organisation Conservation India broke the shocking news of an appalling massacre of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons that had recently been trapped for sale in the remote state of Nagaland in the north-east of India. Today we invite you to help us stop this hunting forever by donating to an emergency fund that will help Bombay Natural History Society (BirdLife in India) coordinate national action to address the issue.
Vulture numbers across India and Nepal appear to be stabilising (Jonathan C Eames)

First signs of recovery for Asia’s Critically...

Thu, 15/11/2012
A new study shows that in both India and Nepal, all three Critically Endangered vulture species have remained stable in the last few years.

BirdLife Europe calls on MEPs to design a...

Tue, 13/11/2012
From 6 to 8 November, Birdlife Europe raised the awareness of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) on overfishing in Europe through an exhibition stand in the European Parliament. The exhibition was organised together with Greenpeace, Oceana, WWF and Ocean2012 and aimed at encouraging MEPs to vote for sustainable fisheries on 18 December.

Local Empowerment for biodiversity conservation...

Mon, 12/11/2012
The official launch of the BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme could not have come at a better time. Despite numerous efforts, many sites of biological significance are under serious threat, and around 45% are lacking any form of protection.

Forest & Bird calls for submissions on...

Sun, 11/11/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) urges people to have a say on a government plan to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed every year by the fishing industry. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40,000 seabirds die each year in New Zealand waters after getting caught in fishing nets or on fishing hooks...

Partnership to tackle Pacific pests

Fri, 09/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific and Island Conservation have signed an agreement in Fiji this week to help protect the native birds and biodiversity of Pacific islands from invasive species...