News 

How long will they stand?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 19:29

The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around 35,500 square kilometers) of the world's mangroves -- forests straddling both land and sea -- have been lost since 1980.

Worldwide

Thirst for biofuels still threatening Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands - By Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:23

In a move that buys a little time for the Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has refused a licence...

An Aruba without Troupial, Prikichi, Patrushi or Shoco?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:11

The presence of the invasive Boa constrictor was first documented in Aruba in April of 1999. Ever since, the numbers of boas caught by the Park Rangers has been impressive. Hundreds are caught each year and only those seen in areas frequented by persons who then notify the Rangers for their assistance. It is safe to presume that a multifold of those caught actually live in Aruba’s wildlife.

Americas

Directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves es presentado en Bolivia y Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 19:46

El directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves (IBA) de América fue presentado por separado en dos eventos en Bolivia y costa Rica por socios y colaboradores de BirdLife.

Americas

Important Bird Area directory is launched in Bolivia and Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 17:31

The Americas Important Bird Area (IBA) directory was launched at separate events in Bolivia and Costa Rica by BirdLife partners and collaborators.

Americas

Presentation on the Critical Site Network Tool - videos

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:26

A presentation on the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project's Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool is now available on the video-sharing website YouTube. The presentation was given during the official launch of the CSN Tool on 14 June 2010 at an International Waterbird Conservation Symposium which took place in The Hague, the Netherlands to mark the 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

Nature Seychelles celebrates IYB2010

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:14

The latest issue of Zwazo - Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) bi-annual conservation magazine - commemorates 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).

Africa

'Road to nowhere' signposts Polish win for OTOP - Video

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 15:06

CNN video about OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Malgorzata Gorska work to stop a highway through a wildnerness area of Poland.

‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ – Japan's touring photo exhibition

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 16:09

A new photo exhibition, with the theme ‘We can hear the voice of the earth’ is currently being held in Japan.

Asia

BirdLife fieldworker assaulted by illegal trapper

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:22

A BirdLife Malta fieldworker was physically attacked and injured by an individual illegally trapping waders adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

Ringgold's community handicraft Training - video

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 13:05

This video captures a BirdLife handicraft training workshop that was requested by members of the Ringgolds Site Support Group - part of the Quelelevu Islands proposed Important Bird Area.

Pacific Fiji Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Born to Travel Video – Kurdish version

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:49

Born to Travel Video – Kurdish version

Born to Travel Video - Arabic version

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:37

Born to Travel Video - Arabic version

British Birds – but far away by Richard Porter

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:17

Henderson, one of the Pitcairn Islands, is home to Endangered Henderson Petrel and many of the world’s gadfly petrels. Together with its endemic plants, snails and invertebrates, not to mention its turtle population, it must surely be as important as Britain & Ireland in terms of global biodiversity. Yet conservation bodies are desperately trying to raise funds to eradicate the Polynesian Rats that could seriously affect much of the island’s unique wildlife, and potentially cause species extinctions...

Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54

The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.

Americas

Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:37

Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.

Asia

Leading by example - BirdLife’s July 2010 Round Up

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:54

BirdLife works hard to hold governments to account, ensuring they keep their promises. And when governments fail, or fall below international best practices, BirdLife is ready with the practical solutions and encouragement to get them back on track...

Workshop sets out route to save the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 19:54

Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.

Americas